In a landmark initiative, the app that could track those who have been exposed to COVID- 19 Virus by the Rotaract Club of Kelaniya University has has been selected by the Government of Sri Lanka to be Test Marketed in the Colombo District Under the leadership of Dr Dammika Adhikariwattege the MOH of Central Colombo said the District Youth Service Chair for Sri Lanka & Maldives Dr Rohantha Athukorala. Track the Spread - an initiative of The Rotaract Club of Kelaniya The app branded “ Track the Spread” was championed by the young Retractors headed by Rotactor Nipuna Rambukkanage the President of the University of Kelaniya club.
“ The apps would be beneficial for the Public Health Officers (PHIs) and those in quarantine. “Currently, when people are in quarantine, the PHIs visit them. But this could even expose the PHIs to the virus. Also, when some people are infected, the whole area is under isolation. This can be inconvenient. That’s why we developed this system, so this process could be more efficient and convenient he said. The District Governor for Rotary Sri Lanka & Maldives Ajith Weerasinghe said that he is delighted on the strong overall strategy Stop the spread that has reached almost 1.5 million people mainly in the youth households which was driven by the 6000 Interactors and how Retractors have done more economic linked projects like ‘ Track the Spread’.
Rotary was the first service organisation that supported the national efforts by launching the ‘ Covid control environment certification’ together with a strong partnership with Sri Lanka Standards Institute( SLSI), which has been able to reach almost 300 entities accross the country. My sincere thanks to the Director General of SLSI Dr Siddhika Senaratne who championed the project which is the first globally. There is no other similar process globally said Dr Athukorala.