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Use of GIS Mapping in the COVID 19 Outbreak Management

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M. K. Sampath Indika Kumara ,

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P. M. R. B. I. Pathiraja,

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R. A. S. U. Ranasinghe,

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N. A. R. Vipula Shantha

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Abstract

COVID 19 pandemic has exposed gaps in outbreak management in different parts of the world. Evidence based decisions are compelled by health authorities. Even though Geographical Information System (GIS) has been identified as a technology to support different avenues of public health management, it has been rarely utilized at regional level outbreak management. COVID-19 case maps for high-risk Medical Officer of Health (MOH) areas at Grama Niladari Division (GND) level were compiled using freely available GIS software. These maps were used in different scenarios of regional level outbreak management and also helped other nonhealth stakeholders involved in COVID 19 prevention activities.
How to Cite: Indika Kumara, M.K.S., Pathiraja, P.M.R.B.I., Ranasinghe, R.A.S.U. and Shantha, N.A.R.V., 2021. Use of GIS Mapping in the COVID 19 Outbreak Management. Sri Lankan Journal of Medical Administration, 22(1), pp.70–72. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljma.v22i1.5365
Published on 20 Dec 2021.
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