Utility of Digital Technology in Tackling the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Current Review OE01-OE03
Dr. Prashanth Kulkarni,
Care Hospitals Hi-tech City, Old Mumbai Highway, Hyderabad-500032, Telangana, India.
The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has rampaged across the globe, creating a major public health emergency and economic crisis. In this pandemic, digital technology tools, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), big-data analytics, block chain technology, robotics, and drone technology are playing a vital role, and are increasingly being utilised by many countries for devising major public health strategies. This article discusses the utility of digital technology in combating coronavirus infection and also highlights the current limitations and future prospects of these tools.