A set of around 20 experts working on pro bono basis under the guidance of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology developed the Aarogya App. This technological solution has already earned laurels for the country including from World Health Organisation and World Bank.
Aarogya Setu is an app which works on a set of complex radio signal algorithm for contact tracing of COVID positive patients. The finest tech brains involved in its development have made sure that this app has a user friendly interface.
The app identifies people who have come in contact with a COVID-19 patient which ensures swift quarantine procedure ruling out possibilities of error. As highlighted by health experts, COVID patients remain asymptomatic for first few days even after contracting the infection. Once the infection surfaces, it sometimes difficult for them to remember everyone they came in contact with.
This issue is aptly addressed by Aarogya app as it s every such person who came in close proximity to the COVID patient even at a much later stage as the data remains stored in the handsets of all users till thirty days.
On the other hand, through a set of questions, user can self-analyse their health status at any time.
In just 12 days since its launch more than four crore users have already downloaded the app.
Prime Minister himself on a number of occasions urged every citizen to download Aarogya Setu for better its better efficacy fortifying nations fight against the global pandemic.