National Informatics Center (Govt Organization)

Arogya Darshak Maps – GIS Mapping of Containment Zones and Hospitals

The basic purpose of the map was to provide GIS based real-time and authentic information, awareness for Covid-19 Active and Closed Containment Zones along with Covid-19 Hospitals with their location and infrastructure present in Nandurbar District.

In order to fight Covid-19 pandemic situation the Arogya Darshak map is one of the initiatives taken by NIC Nandurbar Centre with help of GIS Delhi Team in collaboration with district administration and district health officials

Arogya Darshak Map conceptualized in order to provide reliable information in real time for Public as well as district administration and health officials. Arogya Darshak Map has following 3 important components.

1. GIS Based Maps of Containment Zones Information
This component in GIS maps provides information about Active and Closed Containment Zones in the district and also shows buffer zone marking in 200 meter radius, Population of Containment Zone, Sample Collection in Containment Zone, Total and Active Covid +ve in Containment Zone, Death if any in Containment Zone etc.

2. Dedicated Covid hospitals and health infrastructure information
Hospital and Health infrastructure information availability like District Covid Hospital, Sample Collection Centre, Covid Care Centre, Quarantine Centre etc been shown on district map with its location, address and nodal officers details and total beds.

3. Tabulated Containment Zones Information
Containment zones information in tabulated form also available with respect to Active/Closed Containment Zone, Total Population of Containment Zone, People Surveyed in Containment Zone, Covid +ve found in Containment Zone, total Deaths happened in Containment Zone in tabulated format.

To overcome manual time consuming approach of maps and to avoid physically add update or delete these maps, NIC Nandurbar used Bharatmaps division GIS Maps interface for integration of coordinates to locate containment zones. Major impact and benefit of this Arogya-Darshak Maps had given these people idea of hospital facility in district for Covid-19. Also common citizens get idea of containment zone so that they can plan their movement accordingly within district. Every citizen in the district at their fingertip can get this information on the go and in real time which makes its usability very much useful.

This tool officially launched in July 2020 during Covid-19 pandemics by District Magistrate Nandurbar. As Project may be replicated in other places with minor modifications, presently this Project had been implemented in few districts and municipal corporation of Maharashtra.