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SARTHI is a digital platform developed by IET, India. It also uses publicly available data to help keep track of diseases. The diseases are dengue, malaria, and chikungunya.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology is a high-class educational institution in India. It has come up with a digital platform to help detect vector-borne diseases. The name of the platform is SARTHI. Its full form is Social Analytics for Rapid Transformation in Health for India. However, the digital platform uses publicly available data to keep track of diseases.

The platform can watch diseases like dengue, malaria, and chikungunya. Three healthcare firms came together to help make this digital platform. Siemens Healthineers India collaborated to build this digital platform. Centre for Health Research and Innovation also partnered. Capgemini is a Paris-based IT company that partnered with the platform.

SARTHI is a fantastic piece of technology. It uses the data available publicly to review and track the diseases. Also, it uses online news broadcasts, forums, and blogs to take in data. It also uses various social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. However, it uses granular data to trace down the district and even the street.

The digital platform has many ways to present data. We have a map view, trend view, and table view. There are many advanced filters also available to view the data. Macro and micro-level information are also available. The monitoring of disease happens on various levels.

The SARTHI project is a helping hand for the Indian government. National disease surveillance with some firms can help the digital platform do wonders. The idea for this platform came from unused open-source data available online. More data analysis led to the discovery that the data has tremendous use as a disease indicator.

India has a $78 million program on disease surveillance. The data also comes in from a decentralized lab. It has the potential to check diseases and outbreaks. The number of diseases on the radar has also increased. This also shows that the capability of India is growing in the public health domain. The pandemic is a big example where India played a major role in vaccine distribution.