Recently, Infostretch announced that it has joined with INDIASHIELD to support the extension of its citizen-led COVID support services across India. As India endures to fight the blowout of COVID, INDIASHIELD was perceived to backing Indians struggling with contact to medical services and precise information. The service is run completely by volunteers (currently a team of over 500 concerned people), all of whom are marking to both lessen the impact of the pandemic and save lives. To period, INDIASHIELD has eased over 1,500 hospital bed bookings, 3,000+ ambulance bookings and provided support to hospitals and organizations in need of COVID-related resources across India.
INDIASHIELD works with citizens from across 150 cities and has over 100 associates in its union, working organised to deliver support and help for those looking for help across all of India.
To support this edge Infostretch shaped a software platform that connects volunteers and support partners with people in necessity. INDIASHIELD has now supported 114,000 requests for help, with 74,000 of those requests coming in over the last two months, as India dealt with the Delta variant of the virus. Other organizations supporting INDIASHIELD include AWS (Amazon Web Services), WhatsApp, InterMiles, World Wide Technology, BMC, Parentune, FlexiLoan, Invest India, Government of Maharashtra, GOQii, Yulu, Manah Health, MedsForMore, Gateway Platforms, Zoho, Make My Trip, Concentrix, Haptik and TEDxGateway.
“How could one sleep when the nation was in turmoil? Each one of us had to step up and do our bit to help the nation navigate through these tough times. Kudos to the INDIASHIELD team and volunteers for their constant endeavor to save lives with the utmost dedication. InterMiles remains committed to INDIASHIELD as we collaborate on more ideas to benefit consumers and society at large,” said, Manish Dureja, CEO of InterMiles.
“Catastrophes can bring out the best in people and we have seen that first-hand with the heroic work that INDIASHIELD’s volunteers have been undertaking. We knew we had to help and what we could provide was a data and communications infrastructure that would remain stable and would support them for the duration of the crisis. We are proud that we could play a part in helping them as they help thousands of people in need,” said Rutesh Shah, CEO and Founder of Infostretch.
“If ever there was a time to pull together and work for the common good, it is now. It is sadly not an exaggeration to say that lives have been lost due to information not reaching the people who need it. Our role is to fix this information gap and that’s why the support of companies like Infostretch has been invaluable. It allows us to provide a reliable service and connect the dots at a local level so that people get the information and medical attention that they need,” said Yashraj Akashi, Founding Team Member of INDIASHIELD.
Infostretch stays to support Indian and global exertions to help diminish the influence of the pandemic. In July, the company brought together teams of brains from around the world for its HACK2VAX digital hackathon, with the purpose of revealing new and innovative ways to tackle the global challenge of vaccine distribution.