In order to effectively track the home-quarantines citizens and ensure they are actually staying in the home, a mobile application named Saiyam has been developed by the Pune Municipal Corporation under Smart Cities Mission (SCM).
The app has been developed to monitor home quarantined citizens.
The city administration has appointed dedicated teams for five zones to conduct a follow-up with people under home quarantine on a daily basis.
The teams will check on people who have recently returned from international trips and those discharged after treatment for COVID-19.
The teams will seek updates from quarantined people on their health status and details of persons in contact with them.
For persons sporting the home quarantine stamp, the teams will check if separate food, bed, utensils, clothes, and washrooms are provided to them.
They will check if those under home quarantine have downloaded the Saiyam Mobile Application.
The Mobile Application has GPS tracking so that whenever quarantined citizens leave their homes, City Administration gets alerted and the local ward or the local police station gets informed, who then visit the family.