DURBAN – The Coronavirus pandemic has come at a terrible cost for the South African economy as companies face bankruptcy and many are left jobless. As companies return to work, there is an urgent need to ensure they are properly equipped to safely reopen and allow economic recovery to begin.
To make this possible and safe, for workers to return to work a web-enabled App called CoronaFighter a free symptom tracker – https://www.testforcovid.co.za/ has been created and developed to help medium to large sized organisations face the challenges of a post-Covid business world.
Chief Medical Officer for CoronaFighter, Dr Jarrad Van Zuydam cautions, “The adoption of viable long-term interventions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace is essential. We will live with this virus until a cure or vaccine is found and distributed, which could take many months or even years.”
“In large organisations, a pen and paper screening system will be hopelessly inefficient, raise the risk of spread through the formation of queues, and sap employee morale and motivation,” he said.
CoronaFighter Enterprise Solution is a comprehensive, easily integrated tool enabling organisations to control access to their premises, monitor the health of employees and visitors, and disseminate Covid-19 information seamlessly throughout their company.
The integrated solution provides daily digital symptom-screening via a custom WhatsApp bot designed to identify individuals who may require Covid-19 testing. Institutions are thereby empowered with the necessary data to accurately control and mitigate the risk of infection presented by the increasing numbers of people in their facilities as they reopen.
“Our digital solution is secure and private and allows the real-time reporting of symptomatic cases, work attendance and more. Employees are reassured that their risk of contracting Covid-19 in the workplace is being minimised in the most efficient, high-tech, and unobtrusive way,” said Van Zuydam.
Symptomatic individuals are allocated to a person under investigation (PUI) list and guided through the process of seeking medical attention and testing for Covid-19 if deemed necessary. Access to company premises is denied until such time as a clearance letter or negative test result is uploaded to the bot.
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