Kerala cops utilizing name information of COVID-19 sufferers for contact tracing: CM

Thiruvananthapuram, August 12

COVID-19 sufferers’ telephone name element information (CDRs) have been being utilized by the police in Kerala as a part of adopting progressive and scientific strategies for efficient contact tracing, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated on Wednesday.

He assured the small print wouldn’t be used for every other objective and there can be no intrusion into the privateness of the sufferers.

“…the state police chief had given instruction to gather the decision element information (CDRs) of COVID-19 sufferers.

The legislation enforcement companies are allowed to gather one of these info… CDRs are used to gather affected person info for the sake of public well being and security,” Vijayan stated.

In his every day COVID-19 media briefing, he stated this was the simplest means of contact tracing and the state had been utilizing this technique for just a few months.

“The information thus collected will not be passed on to anyone else or used for any other purpose and hence there will be no intrusion in the patient’s privacy,” he added.

Noting that progressive strategies for prevention of unfold of coronavirus have been being devised by completely different district police chiefs, he stated such measures shall be shared mutually and shall be carried out in different districts after making vital modifications as could also be wanted.

Vijayan additionally stated the janamaithri (neighborhood) law enforcement officials shall be given on-line behavioural coaching.

“Awareness campaigns against coronavirus were organised with the participation of the public under the leadership of senior officers. The assistance of women is being taken to ensure the safety of their family members,” he stated. PTI


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