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Airtel, Apollo Hospital Group partner to fight against COVID-19

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Monday announced a collaboration with Apollo 24-7 the digital business unit of the Apollo Hospitals Group to support Indias battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The partnership aims to bring together Airtel’s pan-India network reach and Apollo Hospital’s digital healthcare platform to raise awareness and break the chain of spread of COVID-19, an Airtel statement said.

Under the initiative Apollo 24-7 has launched a free digital self-assessment test on Airtel Thanks app to enable its customers to check their COVID-19 risk profile. The test, which has been developed by Apollo 24-7, uses artificial intelligence-based technologies to allow users to assess their COVID-19 risk profile by answering a few simple questions.

“Based on the user responses, the digital tool generates a risk score and suggests next best action including online consults on Apollo 24-7 free, dialling COVID non-prescriptive helpline from the app itself, self-care tips, social distancing guidelines and other important prevention steps as suggested by WHO and MOHFW,” it said.

Apollo 24-7free COVID helpline has over 100 Apollo expert doctors answering questions and clearing doubts of all those who are taking the scan, it added.

Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson of The Apollo Hospitals Group said: “Apollo 24-7 truly empowers individuals to protect their health. With the free COVID-19 scan AI tool, Airtel customers across India will get validated data and Apollo’s resources to take care of their health, well-being and safety. Our association with Airtel should help us touch more lives.”

Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia) Bharti Airtel said: “These are unprecedented times and we are working hard with our partners such as Apollo 24-7 to leverage digital technologies to help the nation.”

–IANS

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