Google’s new feature is being launched as part of efforts to help relief efforts amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India.
Google said on Monday that it is testing a new feature in Google Maps to provide information related to the availability of beds and medical oxygen at select locations. Through the feature, people can ask for information related to these things and share it with others.
This testing is being done by the company’s efforts to help in the relief efforts in the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic in India. Google said, ‘We are testing a new feature using question and answer in Maps. This feature will enable people to inquire about the availability of beds and medical oxygen at selected places and share local information. Since it will contain the content inserted by the users and not the material from official sources, it will be necessary to verify the accuracy and newness of the information before using it.
Google said that its teams are working in three areas with priority. This includes ensuring that people get the latest and most official information, promoting essential messages related to safety and vaccination, and providing finance support for affected communities, health authorities and other organizations.
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India, which is facing the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, is getting a huge boost from the global and domestic industry, including the aviation of equipment, preparing medical oxygen, and setting up hospitals, so that the public health system can get additional To be helped. In these, Amazon and Google as well as indigenous groups like Tata Sons, Reliance Industries Limited and Adani Group have established COVID Hospitals.
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