Aarogya Setu remains among the top 10 downloaded apps globally in May: NITI Aayog CEO Kant. Aarogya Setu, a govt app developed for tracking corona virus patients, retained its position as one of the top 10 downloaded mobile applications in the world in May, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant told on Saturday.
The Centre’s mobile application that is Aarogya Setu, which developed for tracking of novel COVID-19 patients, has become the world’s fastest application to reach around 50 million downloads in 13 days, The NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant told on Wednesday. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also urged the citizens to download the application in order to keep themselves safe during the pandemic outbreak. Modi also said that a tracking app is an essential tool in the Covid-19 fight and it is possible to use it as an e-pass to facilitate travel from one place to another, according to the Press Trust of India report.
Aarogya Setu, a govt app developed for the tracking corona virus patients, that retained its position as one of the top 10 downloaded mobile apps in the world in May, as NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant told on Saturday. The Centre has made the app mandatory for government employees to bolster efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic situation. “Aarogya Setu one of the top 10 downloaded mobile apps globally since launch, the second month in running. India has led the way in effectively leveraging technology to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,” as Kant tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on 14th April that appealed to people to download the application, that alerts people if any known person or person in their vicinity has tested positive. The application was developed under a committee set up by the PM’s Office with the active involvement of NITI Aayog and the Ministry of Electronics and IT.