Warangal Urban: The first plasma donor in Telangana, Akhil Ennamsetty, has reopened the ‘C19 Task Force’ that he and his friends successfully ran during the first wave of Covid-19 pandemic last year.
“This time, we managed to set up a 24/7 dedicated helpline handled by a team of volunteers working with the help of highly efficient Artificial Intelligence (AI) databases. We are currently accepting requests relating to convalescent plasma, emergency intravenous medication, telemedicine, and distress,” Akhil told ‘Telangana Today’. Due to the limited availability of resources, he said that the help might not come instantly to every request.
“But we assure that our dedicated teams are on the job 24/7 and your request is being run through a high-capacity database searching for a potential match. Kindly, bear with us while we do our job,” he said, adding that the Task Force was entirely a not-for-profit initiative and they do not ask for any money in return for any service that they provide. “If someone demands, kindly note that it is not us, and please alert us regarding the same. This helpline can be contacted via WhatsApp at +919398937349 and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also note that this is a complete text-based helpline and we wouldn’t be able to answer telephonic or WhatsApp calls,” Akhil added.
Akhil set up a web portal along with two US-based techie friends — Rajinipriya Pabbathi and Santosh Shankarnarayan — to connect patients and donors last year. This Warangal-based youngster was one of the initial Covid-19 survivors in Telangana who was successfully treated and recovered at the government Gandhi Hospital in March last year. Through the portal, they have successfully coordinated hundreds of convalescent plasma donations.
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