_Covid-19_ *DM Doda urges people to download/install ‘Aarogya Setu’ app*
Publish Date : 22/04/2020
Doda, APRIL 21:
District Magistrate Doda,Dr Sagar D Doifode today urged the people of the district to download and install “Aarogya Setu” mobile application in their mobile phones for important information to keep them safe from coronavirus infection.
The DM informed that Aarogya setu application is an important step to fight against deadly disease COVID-19 and by leveraging technology this mobile application provides important information. After downloading the COVID-19 tracking app it will let users know about the zone they are in and will guide accordingly.
“Whenever you come in contact or even when you are in surrounding of any COVID-19 positive person ,this app will notify you or alert you” the DM said. The tracking is done through a Bluetooth and location generated social graph which can show user interaction with anyone who has tested positive, he added.
Moreover, it has a tool for self testing through questionnaire and in case someone’s answer suggest COVID-19 symptoms, the information will be sent to the government through Artificial Intelligence and the data will then help the government to take timely steps and initiate the isolation procedure, if necessary besides the users will be alerted about it.
After installing the application, people have to switch on the Bluetooth and have to keep mobile GPS on every time. It will also give users daily authentic information and updates about the COVID-19. The DM further urged people to download and share this app using this link Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nic.goi.aarogyasetu iOS: https://apps.apple.com/in/app/aarogyasetu/id1505825357.
Moreover the DM Informed that District Administration has also issued a circular in this regard,which reads that “All Tehsildars are directed to outreach the public in their respective jurisdictions through the Patwari Halqas for awareness/promoting the installation of the Aarogya Setu App on priority basis”.
Besides the DM has directed all the patwaris shall visit personally house to house in their respective jurisdictions/halqas and shall help the installation of the Aarogya Setu App on the smart phones of their users.