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Critical Medical Resource Allocation during COVID-19 Pandemic

Jana, S and Majumder, R and Ghose, D (2023) Critical Medical Resource Allocation during COVID-19 Pandemic. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003341963-37


In this paper, an optimal resource allocation framework is proposed for the allocation of critical medical resources among different units during a pandemic. The framework is developed by considering the dynamics of Pandemic, hierarchical government structure, and non-uniformity of unit resource requirement among different units. The cost function is designed to minimize the difference between the demand, actual allocation, and ideal allo cation, where ideal allocation for a region is considered based on the predicted active cases in a fraction of predicted total active cases of all regions. Different cost functions are used at a different level of organization based on the available information. The model can also accommodate severity of disaster in a region in this framework. A sample allocation case study is presented for the allocation of oxygen for different states of India. © 2023 DMICS.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: 5th World Congress on Disaster Management: Volume III
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Authors.
Keywords: COVID-19 management; Critical resource allocation; Disaster response; Oxygen allocation; Pre diction model
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2023 06:12
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2023 06:12
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/81032

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