India which now has become the second-worst corona hit nation, with the USA being first, launched a magnificent platform to track down corona victims. The platform is no other than the ‘Aarogya Setu app‘. This innovation received a lot of appreciation from international authorities with WHO being one of them.
Recently in an interview director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised the government which used this app to notify the general public about covid-19 infections across the country. Tedros spoke about digital technologies being used in the fight against pandemic in contact tracing. He also mentioned Germany origin ‘Corona-warn’ and UK ‘NHS covid-19’ app which had been downloaded by more than 10 million people in the last week.
Pm Narendra Modi’s led government launched the Aarogya Setu app during the first phase of lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. Aarogya setu application has been downloaded by 150 million users and helped authorities to distinguish regions where groups could be envisioned and extend testing in a focused way. National Informatics Centre joined hands with the Ministry of Electronics and IT developed this app in April. It is designed in a way that aware people of the potential risk of coronavirus and also guide them on the ways of being healthy.
In the past month, WHO also praised the Bhilwara model to contain the coronavirus. Indian government efforts to stop coronavirus in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum was also appreciated.
The ministry stated, “According to the WHO case definition, a Covid case may give the intense beginning of fever and hack, or, the intense beginning of any at least three of the accompanying signs or side effects of fever or breathlessness or any other symptoms.”
Earlier on Tuesday, the ministry issued guidelines for the management of covid-19 infection with other seasonal prone diseases. India’s covid tally stands at 7.86 million with 50,000 on the last day with Maharashtra being the state with the highest cases. India’s recovered cases crossed the 7 million mark with 1,18,621 deaths.