13 March 2020 – Electronic Screening System released for people suspected of having COVID-19

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Media/Arts/Culture
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and Response Measures; Detecting and Isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Saeed Namaki, current minister of health and education in Iran, made this decision.
National Council for Combating Corona Virus is responsible for regulating and assessing the extent of people’s involvement in this process.

Overview: Developing an Electronic Screening System for people who are suspicious of contracting with COVID-19
Full details here: https://salamat.gov.ir/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic
Evidence/Justification: The World Health Organization has clearly encouraged countries to develop new tools in order to achieve country-level coordination, planning, and monitoring throughout the corona virus epidemic. Creating a cost-effective and easily-accessed electronic system was promptly suggested by many epidemiologists in Iran to better measure the extent, distribution, and risk of the disease in various provinces and regions in the country.