Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in India, the government has already come up with the rapid-testing procedure and now they are looking forward to organizing telephonic surveys in order to track prevalence & distribution of the coronavirus in the country.
In an official statement released by the Health Ministry of India, it was said that people across the nation will be getting calls from “1921” in order to take feedback on the current situation of coronavirus distribution. The statement also warned people to stay alert & don’t fall for any prank calls that are being done under the guise of surveys.
With the statement, the Health Ministry additionally urged the citizens of the country to actively participate & help them achieve their goal.
“People are informed that it is a genuine survey and are requested to participate in a good measure when a call comes from 1921 to enable proper feedback of the prevalence and distribution of COVID-19 symptoms,” said the Health Ministry in the official announcement.
“Please be aware of any other calls by pranksters or calls from any other number in the guise of such similar survey,” it further added.
The survey will be organized by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Government of India. In another initiative to help people across the nation during the times of crisis, the Chief Minister of Odisha has announced a financial help of ₹50 Lakh each for the families of health workers & support staff losing their lives while combating the outbreak of the disease.