Tech: Victoria’s Health Department will use Whispir to monitor Victorians during COVID outbreak; shares up 30 pc
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Whispir (ASX:WSP) is the latest to benefit from the growing need for tech during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will use Whispir’s software to send interactive messages to COVID-19 sufferers. It will monitor their daily health and check compliance with self-isolation requirements.
People under the DHHS’ watch will need to respond to questions about their recent activities and their health.
“This provides DHHS with more accurate data, enabling them to make more informed decisions about the optimisation of services for the broader benefit of the community,” Whispir CEO Jeromy Wells said.
Wells also said his company was open for business for any other health authority in Australia that wanted to utilise Whispir’s services.
Shares in the company, which listed mid-last year, jumped as high as 30 per cent on this morning’s news.
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