Uttarakhand Government Launches Search Engine to Track Hospitalised Flood Victims
The government of Uttarakhand has launched a search engine for people to track hospitalised victims of the recent floods in the region.
This search engine will help you track victims admitted in various hospitals as per the information provided by district administration. One has to key in details of a person into the search engine to be able to track the affected person.
The devastating floods in the northern part of India has killed and injured hundreds and displaced lakhs of people.
Search giant Google has also launched its Person Finder service in Uttarakhand, to help find and trace victims of the Uttarakhand floods for disaster relief operations. Google Person Finder enables individuals to post and search on the status of relatives or friends affected by a disaster.
This database is available and accessible to everyone. The program also lets the press, NGOs and others contribute to the database and receive updates by using the Person Finder API.
The search giant had also launched a crisis map for the flood affected region to provide quick information on the ground situation. The map provides information on areas impacted by the floods, relief centers and shelters, medical centers and road closure information.
The way in which technology can be help and assist in such situations can really tip the advantage tremendously over to relief operations.