Improved monitoring and early screening/diagnosis of occupational diseases among miners

Theme: Zero Harm

Expected Pilot Duration - 12 months

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Challenge Summary

Lack of monitoring & timely diagnosis system for occupational diseases such as Big 5 respiratory disorders in miners

Challenge Scenario

Miners are at risk of developing lung disease due to the exposure of airborne respirable dust. This dust includes extra-fine particles from the mines that people can inhale into their lungs, leading to various lung complications and increasing the risk of developing certain diseases such as Silicosis, Silico tuberculosis, etc.

The medical treatments available currently cannot treat most of these diseases, so preventing their occurrence or detecting them at an early stage becomes critical. Hence there is a need for a solution that can monitor and screen early symptoms or diagnose respiratory diseases among the miners.

Profile of the end users

Coal Oven Team

Miners: People working in underground or open cast mines who are exposed to pollutants & dust

Procurement Team

Medical Practitioners: Frontline medical practitioners who will be attending to the miners in case of any medical emergency or regular practices

Solution Requirements

Portable digital solution or non invasive tests capable of screening early symptoms or diagnosis of lung/respiratory disorders in miners

Alerting the medical practitioners in case of any abnormalities in the symptoms indicating the presence of lung/respiratory disorders in miners

Assisting in record keeping and comparing with earlier data base for completing in time trend analysis

Non-invasive means of screening health of miners at regular intervals to identify early signs & symptoms of respiratory diseases with ability to provide immediate results with high accuracy

A central dashboard for medical practitioners to monitor the overall health condition of miners along with an alerting mechanism in case of any abnormalities in the symptoms

Installation/Integration: The solution needs to be easily installable with minimal deployment time to ensure widespread adoption.

Time consumption: The usage of the solution should be simple & enable users to increase the number of screening/diagnosis in lesser time, compared to traditional methods.

Product Training: The amount of training the medical practitioners should undergo to use the product should be as low as possible.

Expected Outcomes

1. Quantified Metrics & Outcomes:
Operational KPIs/Metrics Current Value Expected Target Value
NA NA Quick & easy screening for early diagnosis of lung/respiratory diseases in miners
NA NA Altering the medical practitioners in case of any abnormalities in the symptoms
2. Qualified Outcomes:
Operational KPIs/Metrics Current State Expected Target Value
3. ESG Impact:
ESG Metric Target State (Expected)

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