Prime Minister Modi addressed the members of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on its 40th Anniversary. Among several other requests, Prime Minister made a request about Aarogya Setu App. He requested the members that they must persuade at least 40 people to install Aarogya Setu App. In addition to this, they must also tell those people about the Aarogya Setu App. As of now, the app has over 10 million-plus downloads.
What is Aarogya Setu App?
Aarogya Setu App is developed by the National Informatics Centre which is a part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. It is a Bluetooth-based COVID-19 tracker launched by the Government of India. The aim of the Aarogya Setu App is to augment the initiatives of the Government of India, particularly the Department of Health, in proactively reaching out to and informing the users of the app regarding the risks, best practices and relevant advisories pertaining to the containment of COVID-19
Benefits of using Arogya Setu App
Aarogya Setu App is available on both the platforms- Android and iOS. The app is available in 11 languages – English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya, Gujarati, and Marathi. The app is expected to be available in more Indian languages soon. The benefits of using Aarogya Setu App are mentioned below:
1- The Aarogya Setu App works on Bluetooth-based technology and tries to determine risk based on the user’s location.
2- The risk factor is also based on the data available for that particular location.
3- It keeps the user informed in case he/she has crossed paths with the positive COVID-19 case within 6-feet proximity.
4- The app recommends several measures to the user such as Self Assessment Test, Social distancing, do’s, and don’ts, amid COVID-19.
5- The Aarogya Setu App also informs the user about the precautionary measures, and how to maintain social distancing in the times of the global pandemic.
6- As per the statement by PMO, the app could also be an e-pass facilitating travel from one place to another.
7- In case, a user is at high risk, the app will advise him/her to go for a test at a nearby testing center and call the toll-free number 1075 immediately.
8- The app is also equipped with a chatbot that answers all the basic questions on coronavirus disease or COVID-19.
9- The users can also find the helpline numbers for each state in India.
How to find out if you have COVID-19 symptoms using Aarogya Setu App?
1- Open the app.
2- Now look for the Self Assessment button on the bottom of your screen.
3- After clicking the button, you will be enquired about your gender and age.
4- You will be now be enquired about whether you are experiencing any kind of symptoms- Cough, Fever or Difficulty in Breathing.
5- You will be further asked whether you have ever heard about- Diabetes, Hypertension, Lung Disease or Heart Disease.
6- Now the test will enquire you about your travel history in the last 14 days.
7- Further you will be asked whether you have lived with a COVID-19 hit patient or if you are a health worker and examined a positive COVID-19 case without protective gear.
8- Answer these questions honestly.
9- Once you answer the questions, the app will tell you about the infection risk.
How to use Aarogya Setu App?
1- Download the Aarogya Setu App from Google Play Store(for Android users) or App Store (for iOS users).
2- Select a language.
3- Switch on Bluetooth and Location from settings of your phone.
4- Set location sharing to “Always” from your phone’s settings.
5- You will now be asked to register. Click on the ‘Register’
6- Click on ‘I Agree’ button.
7- You will now be asked for your mobile number.
8- Enter the mobile number and the OTP received.
9- Now you can access the app. Take self-assessment tests, read the guidelines, determine the risk factor, and more.