Karnataka Civic Body to deploy 150 MBBS students as Data entry operators to curb faulty COVID reports
Bengaluru: Taking note of the issues of faulty reporting of COVID-19 data, the BBMP has decided to deploy 150 MBBS students for data entry operation at Primary Health Centers (PHCs). The decision was taken to maintain the authenticity of the information and also so to ensure that the database was managed with a real-time flow of information.
However, the authorities came across many cases of faulty data, as well as missing details that made it difficult to keep track of the cases. Moreover, providing proper COVID-19 care at ward level health facility was also becoming difficult due to the extremely slow update of data. Swap collection has been conducted on a large scale at Primary Healthcare centers, hence more operators are needed to update the data accordingly.
Resultantly, the BBMP felt the need of deploying more medicos to handle the situation.
BBMP officials informed that they need to have not only sufficient quality of medical staff, nurses, and lab technicians but also to employ a sufficient number of data entry staff to handle the COVID scenario in the state.