Pranavayu to monitor ILI patients launched

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News:Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has launched an initiative called Pranavayu.

Facts:

  • Aim: To empower self monitoring of people suffering from Influenza-Like Illness and check their progress to Severe Acute Respiratory illness using Pulse oximeter, a device that monitors the level of oxygen in a patient’s blood 
  • If the oxygen saturation level drops below 90%, patients will be taken to hospital. 
  • Significance: This will enable easy and early detection of respiratory diseases and starting of treatment to mitigate it in early stages.