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Israel gives AI technology to India to fight COVID-19

As a part of ongoing cooperation between Israel and India against the fight in COVID-19 pandemic, Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka handed over state-of-the-art equipment and technology solutions to the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to tackle the viral disease.

AIIMS is at the lead in fighting the pandemic.

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Figure: Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka handed over state-of-the-art equipment and technology solutions to the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to tackle the viral disease.

The technologies include an artificial intelligence (AI) based video-oriented, voice-operated autonomous personal AI assistant robot, an application that can be installed on any mobile phone of the COVID-19 staff which makes the work of the hospital staff inside the COVID-19 departments much more effective and easier.

In addition, innovative products have been given which have been designed to give the clinicians constant contact-free access to the patient’s vitals like heart rate and respiratory rate which improves patient safety with contact-free, continuous monitoring.

A 12-hour disinfection product called CPD that stays active and continuous to protect the surface against new attacks of contamination has also been presented.

A non-invasive remote patient monitoring system that aids as a preliminary screening tool of respiratory indicators of suspected COVID-19 and recovering patients and AI-based software for Ultrasound use and designed especially for fighting COVID-19 was also handed over.

The cooperation between the Embassy of Israel in India and AIIMS holds long-term cooperation of more than a decade. In 2007, a delegation of 21 members, including senior doctors and nurses from AIIMS, participated in a training on “Trauma and Mass Casualty Management”.

Malka told that these technologies will further bolster India’s capabilities to tackle COVID-19. “Through cooperation and the combination of India and Israel’s medical prowess, we can find effective solutions that will help both countries, as well as the world.”

He added, “We are pleased to share the best medical technology from Israel with the most premier medical institute of India. Over the last few days, we have worked closely with AIIMS. We have been impressed by their brilliant ongoing response to the pandemic.”

Ministry of External Affairs Secretary Sanjay Bhattacharyya was the chief guest at the function. He said, “When time gets tough, best of friends get together and India and Israel have established a sustainable and strategic partnership in various fields including the field of medicine.”

He also said that India has extended assistance to over 150 countries in the fight against COVID-19 and is committed in engaging and collaborating with the international community in the areas of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.

The experience gained helped in the establishment of certain effective systems in the management of trauma care at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS. (IANS)

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