Bangalore-based Verloop.io on Wednesday announced launch of its automation chatbot on Whatsapp, in collaboration with KVN Foundation’s Mission Million Air initiative, to help connect people who need oxygen and those who have it, including individuals and hospitals.
The company is working with medical manufacturers, NGOs, charities, food delivery networks, organizations, and groups associated with Covid-19 care for collecting the required information for its chatbot. The chatbot is available on WhatsApp number +91 8047107750.
Gaurav Singh, Founder, and CEO, Verloop.io said,” We are working towards a method to help provide Oxygen cylinders to patients who are unable to receive hospital care. This, we hope, will also reduce the stress on the healthcare systems as we battle the pandemic relentlessly.”
“We are handling the WhatsApp chat all the time to ensure it responds to everyone who is in need. We are keeping an eye on any specific information or emergency being called in the conversations,” he added.
The MillionAir initiative founding member K.Ganesh commented, “We have embarked, now in April 2021, to save lives by supplying free oxygen concentrators to the needy so that they can get critical life support till they find a hospital bed, get access to doctors, or recover completely. Verloop.io has collaborated with us in our combat against the virus by providing a WhatsApp automation bot that enables us to get the right resources to the right folks on time.”
The company has opened its platform free-of-cost to NGOs and other institutions involved in providing Covid care. The company has also collaborated with Razorpay to help NGOs raise donations via WhatsApp chatbot. The programme is presently active only in Bangalore and Mumbai but the company is planning expansion in other cities as well.