Globe and DOST teams up for TanodCOVID
Globe collaborates with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)–Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) for the implementation of TanodCOVID.
An SMS-based self-reporting platform, TanodCOVID improves contact tracing of suspected COVID-19 patients. Funded by DOST-PCHRD, TanodCOVID was developed by Ateneo Center for Computing Competency and Research (ACCCRe), in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Manila–National Telehealth Center (UP-NTHC) and the DOH-Epidemiology Bureau.
Local residents experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to inform health officials of their condition by registering to the service and sending it to their LGU’s verified number for free. Reports sent through the platform are handled immediately by health officials. They will then verify the report, request for additional information, and provide guidelines on the next steps for receiving medical attention. Verified reports from TanodCOVID may be used to detect the clustering of suspected cases and determining a possible outbreak in an area.
Ensuring real-time and effective reporting, the TanodCOVID is currently available in Malabon City and Mandaluyong City in Luzon, the municipality of Maigo in Lanao del Norte, municipalities of Puerto Galera and Bongabong in Oriental Mindoro, municipality of San Jose in Romblon, municipality of Jabonga in Agusan del Norte, and Valencia City in the province of Bukidnon.