The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the Arogya Setu Contact Tracing App for Corona Virus infection has helped increase the identification of clusters and testing in those areas in the world’s second most affected country. WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyes said in a media briefing on Tuesday that with its help, the government is informing users about the Kovid-19 infection.
Ghebreyes said on Monday, “150 million users in India have downloaded Arogya Setu and it has helped public health departments in cities identify where clusters are being formed and accordingly they can increase testing Tedros said this while talking about the digital technologies that have made these public health tools more effective.
The Director General of the Global Health Body also mentioned the Corona-Warne app from Germany, for which he said that through the app, 1.2 million test results were sent from labs to users in the first 100 days. In Denmark, 2700 people got the test done after receiving the notification. The UK has released a new version of the NHS Kovid-19 app, with 10 million downloads within the first week.
“The World Health Organization is working on disease prevention for European centers and the effectiveness of digital contact tracing apps for countries,” Ghebreyes said. This is an example of the measures that countries are adopting to control Kovid-19. ”
Significantly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Arogya Setu app in April during the first week of lockdown implemented to prevent corona virus infection. The Arogya Setu app has been developed by the National Informatics Center (NIC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.