Covid-19 cases are surging in India, with the country facing high community spreads from the virus. While the Government is largely focusing on mass testing and vaccination trials, an important aspect that is being overlooked is a mechanism to detect primary traces of COVID-19 in a community, much before any official case is reported there. Mumbai-based technology firm Transerve, which specializes in geo-spatial technologies has introduced a Geospatial Sewerage Surveillance model which offers community-based group testing with routine monitoring of sewage as a non-invasive early warning tool. In fact, wastewater testing can also be used as an early warning sign if the virus returns.
Speaking to CXOToday, Ashwani Rawat, Co-Founder & Director, Transerve, said, “This surveillance model can not only be useful as an early warning sign for COVID but also for future outbreaks as well.”
This model has been successfully implemented in detecting illegal drug use in Australia, to