Aarogya Setu

Aarogya is a Sanskrit word which implies “overall well-being”, “health of mind” etc, and Aarogya setu means “bridge to health”. Aarogya setu is an Indian open-source CoVID-19 “Contact tracing, Thesaurus mapping and Self assessment” digital services. Basically a  Mobile app, developed by the National Informatics Centre under the Ministry of Electronics and Data Technology. It was released on April 2nd, 2020. The Application across more than 100 millions installs within 40 Days. On 26th May, amid the growth in terms of new users, privacy and security concerns. It is one of most popular applications all over the World. Aarogya setu app has become mandatory for the government as well as the private sector.

Features and Services

  • The Aarogya Setu app gives a percentage of CoVID-19 positives nearby in a range of 5km from the users.
  • Aarogya Setu app is available for Android as well as ios operating System.
  • This app is made on a platform which may provide an API so other computer programs, web services and mobile applications can make the utilisations of services available in Aarogya Setu.
  • This app is based on Bluetooth, GPS, data provided by users and apps requiring more data from different locations.
  • It also refers to features like Self assessment and syndromic mapping etc.
  • It provides some health related questions for Self Assessments to see whether or not a person who has coronavirus symptoms.
  • It gives all the updates on local and national information about COVID-19 cases.
  • It tells about the User Status(if getting the risk of COVID-19).
  • It is E-pass Integration(if applying for E-pass).
  • It also provides a helpline number of healthcare centres across the country.
  • The new IVRS(Interactive Voice Response System) function allows the utilisations of the aarogya setu app to curb the spread of COVID-19.
  • The app has been updated now we call it Aarogya Setu MITR to induce online consultation from doctor, online medicine and sample pickup.

Purpose

As we know, Today’s Worldwide is suffering from a huge infected virus which is known as COVID-19. It is affecting the Economy, Education, and increasing poverty day by day. The government had to lift the LockDown step to curb spreading the infection. And the Government also mandated mask and hand sanitizer for prevention from COVID-19. The Government took action to fight against COVID-19 by developing this app and maintaining distance. The Aarogya setu app is setup to spread awareness from corona cases. This COVID-19 Pandemic infected around 16.5 millions confirmed cases and 657,520 deaths cases. It spreads by physical contact b/w peoples and touching our face, eye, mouth through hands. The Symptoms of COVID-19 infection are fever upto 14days, Dry cough, tiredness etc and the serious symptoms are difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain and pressure. So, this app helps out to stay aware from COVID positive people. As we mentioned, Aarogya setu app required the data of the users to be aware about his health and safety from others. Aarogya setu is given an alert for users if any corona positives are nearby and made aware of it. Aarogya setu app keeps all records about the aarogya setu users.

HighLights of Aarogya Setu

  • Aarogya Setu app has been promoted by PM Narendra Modi and it is mandatory for all citizens of the country.
  • Aarogya setu is available on google play app store for android as well as ios operating system.
  • Aarogya Setu app is available in 12 languages and size is 4.0 Mb(Android App).
  • Aarogya setu will register the user by their provided detail then it goes through the self-assessment for health and safety.
  • Aarogya setu assures that anyone can’t breach the user data and is restricted from unauthorised access.
  • Aarogya Setu fetches the location of corona positive people which is nearby to the identifier.
  • The User should accept the Terms and Conditions of the aarogya setu app.
  • The website of Aarogya Setu app aarogyasetu.gov.in .
  • Aarogya Setu app is also mandatory for travelling passengers to travel all over the world.
  • Employees must review the status before starting their work and compute only when the app shows safe.
  • Aarogya Setu app would not be mandatory for children who are below 15year.
  • Aarogya setu app also maintains the Integrity of the user data and it does not contain any personal data of the Users.
  • It has been launched in 25 countries.
  • Experts stated that the server-side code of Aarogya setu has not yet been released,it maintain the security and privacy.