According to NITI Aayog Chief Executive Office Amitabh Kant, Aarogya Setu app has become the world’s most downloaded healthcare application in April. Aarogya Setu, is government’s mobile application for dissemination of medical advisories to users in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The Aarogya Setu app is also featured among the 10 most downloaded all in April.
Aarogya Setu was downloaded by over 90 million users until May 4 and it is available on Android and iOS.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) made it mandatory for all private and public sector employees to download use the app and aid in fight against Covid-19.
Kant tweeted “Incredible! India leads the world in leveraging technology to fight COVID-19. #AarogyaSetu:the most downloaded healthcare app & amongst the top 10 downloaded apps in the World for April 2020 in 1st month itself.”
Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said that the Aarogya Setu app was “secure” and there was no privacy breach in it.
A version of Aarogya Setu will soon be available to the 100 million users of JioPhone; testing of the solution for this is currently underway.
The mobile app helps users identify whether they are at risk of Covid-19. It also provides people with important info, including ways to avoid Coronavirus and its symptoms. The MHA has also said the mobile app is a must for people living in Coronavirus containment zones.
Incredible ! India leads the world in leveraging technology to fight COVID-19. #AarogyaSetu:the most downloaded healthcare app & amongst the top 10 downloaded apps in the World for April 2020 in 1st month itself.Never seen this before. We are united in our fight against COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/Ah4GOzdatM
— Amitabh Kant (@amitabhk87) May 8, 2020