Amid India's surge in COVID-19 cases, PATH
, an international health organization, is joining forces with Qure.ai, a Mumbai-based AI tech company, to bolster the country's response to the pandemic. PATH's mission supports health equity in low-resource communities and emerging markets globally and supports India during this crisis.
Qure.ai has pivoted its existing technologies to tackle the pandemic, developing two essential tools: qXR and qSCOUT. The qXR platform, initially designed to detect tuberculosis, can interpret chest X-rays in about a minute, identifying lung characteristics indicative of COVID-19. qXR has already been deployed in Italy, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia.
Complementing qXR is qSCOUT, a contact tracing app retooled for COVID-19 that aids in patient registration, remote monitoring, and hotspot mapping to optimize supply chain and test kit distribution.
PATH's contribution includes:
Simultaneously, PATH is aiding in managing travel and case tracking information and strengthening laboratory systems. Through a collaborative approach, PATH and Qure.ai reinforce India's health system in its battle against COVID-19.