Epidemic enroute Pandemic – Are we learning?

This is pure conceptual blog on how we can work togther to curb and then eradicate the next big!

Background: Pandemics from Nipah, MERS, SARS and its variants are just the tip of the ice berg. If we have to rely on the medical reports the coming generations would be seeing more of these. (https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52775386)

Not that we need to be afraid off, we need to find mechanism to help curb it the time its seen first.

Earlier Days

Sometimes way back in 2017, I was in discussion with Indian Pediatric council how can we help them in terms of any epidemic spread. That’s the time they introduced us to a brilliant tool from the medical council which helps in reporting as a reactive tool. We put in an idea where the first outbreak of any epidemic to its spread (contraction) can be monitored keeping in loop Govt institutions like Police (to cordon off the area), Pharma companies (to speed up the process of manufacturing medicines), Logistics companies (to keep themselves equipped for faster delivery on SOS) followed by Hospital mesh network.

This was well received by the council, but then the real world didn’t find a need to it hence was put to a back burner.

Time flew, we had Nipah and now Corona which has disrupted each one of us in some way or the other.

Based on the article above, Covid-19 is just tip to the iceberg. The world is yet to see many of these strains coming in real life.

Isn’t there a need we mankind equip ourselves to this rough times going forward to keep the world safe?

Inter twine all the actors on a platform to help them communicate with each other real time faster to help deep dive the situation to help them find immediate solutions to curb the epidemic as outlined here. 

Let’s sample this to a state of Rajasthan.

Below is a workflow how this can be handled:

WORKFLOW:

  1. Patient detected with chronic symptoms on a high potential risk virus
  2. Doctor advise the patient for tests based on symptomatical analysis
  3. Doctor immediately alert the police, AIIMs  about the same
  4. AIIMs and Primary Doctor discuss the case
  5. AIIMs immediately would allocate a lab for the test
  6. AIIMS informs the local body to quarantine the area and the patient in consideration.
  7. If clinically tested positive, AIIMS would confirm police and area square mile of 20 kms to be cordoned off STRICTLY
  8. Each resident within this area allocated from Sensex and Mobile Tower DB an SMS to visit Lab allocated earlier for test. If tested negative, put on quarantine for X days and then released the containment zone.
  9. If tested positive still put onto another high profile containment zone
  10. Either positive or negative ink mark the individual appropriately
  11. This zone should be supplied with enough medicines from the pharma AIIMs already have notified
  12. Same goes for Foods and Supplies to this area from retailers

We at WIAN help platform this very solution on our offerings. Come, let’s discuss more on this. Reach us at sales@wianleaf.com

Ants Vs Eagle

The way ants collect food for their living for hay days are well known since generations.

As you see here, one wise chap among the ants managed to get a birds eye view from top of the tree to re-strategize their on-ground activities. This helped him make his workforce fly back to their ant hole (rather than walking down again) with leaves with better pace and precision. This increased their productivity while their workforce were less exhausted. 

Why did we learn here?

You have been doing your work on-ground and you have been doing good. You can do better, if you get away from your work and relook at it from a birds eye view. You get better understanding on the tasks in hand, you reoptimize your workforce, ultimately delivering what your stakeholders want with faster pace and better quality.  

Let us look at the same from a different perspective – EAGLE

Eagles are considered to the “Lord of the Air” for a reason.

Reasons,

  • They prey aerial,
  • They live of anything they can prey upon with no distinction,
  • They move across locations,
  • They prey both on land and water.

Crux, they don’t live on mercy of weather. They don’t have a concept of hay days. They don’t need to store food.

They hunt food, moving across location keeping them spatially aware off the situation.

We at WIAN help our customers spatially look at both their important business pillars sales and supplies on maps.

We also help them take actions on maps, since we connect in our backyard to our clients Supply Chain and CRM systems. Doing so, we give you single canvas where you can do both sales and supply chains keeping them in coherence.

How about we sit together to help you on your digitization journey. Feel free to reach us at sales@wianleaf.com

All birds find shelter during a rain. But eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds.

– 11th President of India | Indian Aerospace scientist

Early Warning Strategy

 

Location Strategy

Spatial Presence: Philosophy

Line of Sight has been the most important aspect of any warfare strategy. Medieval warfare were quite well thought, in terms of their strength and weaknesses. Eg. Forts were always built on high terrain keeping long distance watch as per their line of sight for any intrusions. Taking it a step further, they would have trained birds lingering all around the forts to have long distance watch where humans weren’t capable enough for any territorial inceptions as an early indication. These acted as both deterrence and early warning radar systems in their own way.

In todays world post urbanization, all these basics have been adopted only by military segments with early detection radars etc. The fundamental concept in these are not brought onto commercial segments. •We have a lot to learn from this.

Reality check

Industries are busy and complacent working on ground with no birds eye view to catastrophes’ in their businesses though they have state of the art systems to help. With open commercial borders, almost all manufacturers have their supplies and sales spread across geolocation to an extent across geo political boundaries. With uncertainty prevailing all across, these enterprises face a lot of challenge meeting their timelines and production line.

Below are the areas which impact businesses on their Supply Chain, in turn their business.

Can we fix this?