Ncell, the leading private telecom operator has launched a self-assessment survey regarding COVID-19. They have collaborated with the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) to initiate the survey. Ncell believes this shall aid the government in the identification of the infected people.
Earlier Ntc had also initiated a similar survey on COVID-19 situation through USSD. As both of the companies preferred USSD, this proves the channel being prompt in collecting such quick responses from people. So, this shall accelerate the authorities’ further actions, based on the survey.
Ncell COVID survey has five questions which starts with if you want to take part in the survey. All the answers are a choice between Yes and No, for your chance of virus infection. After responding to the queries, you will immediately receive a message with needed health advice. The reply message also includes the helpline numbers of the government like 1115 and Ncell’s hotline numbers for a free consultation with doctors.
How to participate in the Ncell Coronavirus survey?
To take part in the Ncell coronavirus survey, you need to dial *17100# from your mobile phone. After that, you will be prompted by questions on your mobile screen, which has the option of either Yes or No. This quick survey takes a few seconds of your time. If a few clicks can help them gather the required information and it supports them to fight against the Coronavirus, why shouldn’t we take part!!
If you are one of them who fall under the suspected type, then they will ask you to go for an immediate health consultation. Ncell makes it clear that they will share the detailed information to CCMC. We all know the objective of the survey is to back the government’s action to control the virus pandemic.
Ncell CEO words
With the launch, Andy Chong, CEO of Ncell, shares “Our commitment to the serve the people of Nepal in our collective fight against COVID-19 remains uncompromised. We hope our support by extending our infrastructure and platforms, will help our customers to do self-assessment and jointly help the Government to mitigate the spread of the virus. In unusual times like these, everyone must do what is possible within their disposal and Ncell is committed to ensure the health and wellbeing of our partners and the 17 million-plus customers we serve countrywide.”
At first, they conducted the pilot survey in Janakpur and expanded to the East and Far-western region. Now, Ncell has made the survey available to all of its customers. They have also waived many charges for the call to the helpline numbers, as a part of their CSR works.
They have already contributed NRs 100 million (10 crores) to the government fund named COVID-19 Infection prevention, Control and Treatment Fund. Government has established the fund to manage several logistics in preparing and fighting against the Coronavirus.