CKIC-DRIIVAI/ ML in Healthcare

Context and Objectives

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the health systems all across the globe. On the other hand, the threat has also provided an extra-ordinary opportunity for a collective multi-sectoral response achieved with systems thinking and coordinated local execution. Most importantly, it has demonstrated the need for an effective digital backdrop that connects stakeholder organizations and ensures a rapid response towards mitigation of epidemics in a concerted manner. This has motivated the formation of the Precision Health, Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare theme of DRIIV.

AI/ML Healthcare Team

Highlight: The team has developed #Strainflow Dashboard that analyses changes in the genomic sequencing of the COVID virus and gives an early warning up to two months in advance about the next spike in infection rates. This allows policyholders, across countries, adequate lead time for appropriate interventions. (This system is applicable for any infectious disease that has a potential to cause a pandemic).

How it Works

The following broad activities are proposed for a rapid response epidemic preparedness framework:

Activities 1

Mapping and access to stakeholders within Delhi

Activities 2

Large-scale diagnostics

Activities 3

Big-data analytics and modelling

Activities 4

Vaccine development research

Activities 5

Policy and Advocacy

Activities 6

Data architectures and Digital Health products

Activities 7

Infodemic Management and Social Media research.

Activities 8

Knowledge Synthesis.

Activities 9

Innovations in education and skilling for sustained multi-disciplinary engagement.

DRIIV Getting Media Attention

Hindustan Times

In works: A collaborative approach to find Sustainable solutions to Delhi's crucial challenges:

The main task is to develop an ecosystem around science and technology where various players can come together and contribute in bringing innovation from the laboratory to the market. We don't want to leave research on paper, directionless, but drive it along what is needed as per the national mission requirements... read more

The Times of India

Pilot project to stop diesel trucks at Delhi Border:

DRIIV, a government of India initiative, has initiated a pilot project along with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, to explore the possibility of building logistics hubs along the Delhi-Jaipur highway where diesel trucks can be stopped. The goods they are carrying to the capital can then be unloaded and transhipped to Delhi in electric... read more

The Hindu

COVID-19 surge preparedness with AI, genomic surveillance:

New and emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus continue to pose a threat to the health of populations across the globe. Counting the unique and observable changes in the sequences available until January 2022 shows more than 6,000 mutations have accumulated in the spike gene of the virus... read more

Hindustan Times

Delhi-Jaipur Electric Highway:

Ashwini Chaubey, Minister of State for Environment, who will flag off the trial run, said that the Delhi-Jaipur E-Highway with NHEV pilot will be the landmark initiative by Ease of Doing Business. Chaubey said, “This unique initiative will benefit tourist and people to 'travel clean' on EVs who are not even EV owners and will inspire more people to buy and participate in making India surface transport green... read more

Urban Transport News

Tech for Circular Economy brings Delhi-Jaipur E-Highway:

Atal Harit Vidyut Rashtriya Mahamarg will break its own existing record of the longest EV Tech Trial Run ever conducted in the country. Dr (Smt) Parvinder Maini, Scientific Secretary, OPSA congratulated DRIIV and NHEV, an initiative under EoDB for recognizing the synergy between Science and experimenting through pilots... read more