With the current situation and the overtake of the CoronaVirus, resources are scarce and phones have been unanswered. People tried their best to find ICU beds, oxygen tanks and plasma donors, but their search didn’t end. The social media community was very helpful in the spreading of donors and Covid helplines, but most of these numbers were old, wrong or in the worst case, out of stock.
Since verification of leads was the problem, Ramakrishna R, CTO & Co-Founder of CureSkin, reached out to other companies who had created bots to help them find verified leads. Shikar Agarwal, the Co-founder of an ambulance aggregator startup called HelpNow, gave their company’s What’s app number for use. The bot was developed over the weekend and was able to start with a whopping 25,000 leads in the system. At the same time, Ramakrishna was helping the Sheroes team with volunteer management, so when he asked if they’d like to be a part of the HelpNow Bot initiative, many of them came on board.