Hyderabad: IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao said the Telangana government will be utilizing the emerging technologies to boost health sector services in combating the Covid.

The Minister virtually participated in the 'Global Technology Government Summit' and spoke on the theme 'Saving Lives with Emerging Technologies'. The Summit was organized by the World Economic Forum, Japan.

KTR stated that the Covid-19 pandemic showed inadequacies in the health infrastructure across the world is, including in the first-world countries like the USA and Europe. He also stated that all the countries are making combined efforts to overcome the pandemic.

"The role of emerging technologies will play a key role in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. Telangana was a front runner in emerging technologies and is efficiently utilizing it in the health care sector," he said.

KTR affirmed that the government of Telangana is constantly working on leveraging technology to come up with various citizen-centric services with a larger societal benefit.

"Telangana government has succeeded in taking education and health services to rural areas of the State by using various technologies during the pandemic times," he said.

Minister noted that utilizing technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Virtual Reality will help the government in serving the citizens more efficiently. He said the Telangana government is already working on a pilot project using drone technology in coordination with the World Economic Forum.

He stressed the need for digitizing the health profile of every citizen to combat pandemics such as Covid-19.

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