Self-Assessment Toolkit on Covid-19 by Institution for Disasters Emergency and Accidents

Kohima, April 01 (NE): The NSDMA (Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority), Home Department, Government of Nagaland in collaboration with the Institution for Disasters Emergency and Accidents (IDEA) announced the initiative for a Self-Assessment Toolkit on Covid-19, technology based interactive tool developed by Institution for Disasters Emergency and Accidents (IDEA) to help people as a preliminary health assessment of anyone in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak.

The Self-Assessment Toolkit has been developed on the guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Council for Medical Research and World Health Organisation on Testing COVID 19.

Key features are:-

– Clears the doubt among the community, whether they should go for testing or not.

– Relieves the load on the Healthcare system And emergency management agencies. Hence, reduces the chances of transmission/ nosocomial infection among communities.

– Provides assurance and proper information on what actions need to be taken in each scenario.

– Covers everyone from people with no illness, contact and suspected cases.

– Focus is also on the special things to be done during self-isolation.

– Reiterates Do’s and Dont’s on social distancing, respiratory hygiene and other preventive measures related to COVID 19.

– The toolkit works across all browsing platforms and devices.

– It is not a medical advice but a guidance tool to orient the people as per the current national guidelines and refers to very common questions related to symptoms, travel history and contact history.

– Proper community engagement and interaction.

The link for self assessment toolkit on COVID 19:

The Secretary Home, Lhouchalie Viya, thanked the IDEA team for developing a much required technology interactive based tool, which also supplements the prime aim of Digital India Mission. NSDMA announced that it is pleased to collaborate with IDEA and the team in this initiative. The citizens are free to voluntarily do self assessment through this toolkit, it informed.