Digital platforms to facilitate citizens and profession the fight against coronavirus
The National Coordination Body for Communicable Diseases, the Ministry of Health, the Public Health Institute and the Administration for Inspection Affairs, in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States, are preparing new digital tools to accelerate and strengthen the fight against coronavirus epidemic. The project entitled “Montenegro COVID-19 Online Platform,” is funded by the Embassy of the United States of America in Podgorica, and implemented by Company “Amplitudo”.
The digital eDonation platform and the Qarta application are created, with the aim of providing systematic monitoring and improvement of the epidemiological situation in Montenegro, i.e. to:
• support epidemiologist to suppress the Sars-Cov-2 as efficiently as possible;
• provide competent institutions with an access to the overall, precise and regularly updated database on all relevant information;
• facilitate the targeted and purposeful collection and allocation of all necessary resources, funded through donations, for fight against coronavirus;
• enable faster communication of response teams, but also more efficient networking of both, institutions and citizens.
The Donation Platform – eDonations will represent a unique digital community of donors in Montenegro. It will connect institutions, which need help and organisations that have the possibility and want to donate the necessary goods or money. Thus, the necessary resources will be allocated quickly and directly, and funds will be collected in accordance with real needs. The platform will be available to all citizens, organisations and institutions.
The QARTA (Quarantine Reporting Task Assistant) application will be used for more efficient exchange of data related to the disease of the novel coronavirus, as well as for monitoring compliance with quarantine measures and self-isolation. Thanks to this tool, the competent institutions will have a more efficient exchange of real-time data on persons in self-isolation, who came through some of the border crossings or came out of quarantine; on those placed in institutional quarantines, on persons under medical supervision, and on those who have made contact with some of the sick.
The Deputy Prime Minister thanked the Embassy of the United States of America for supporting the Government of Montenegro in responding to the COVID – 19 epidemic.