Aarogya Setu App Downloaded in 9.8 Crore Smartphones, Says Official


Ajay Sawhney, chairman of Empowered Group-9, on Monday mentioned that Aarogya Setu app has been downloaded in 9.Eight crore smartphones to this point.

“It will be available on Jio feature phones, maybe from tomorrow. We have worked a lot on data privacy of Aarogya Setu users and made sure that user’s data is not compromised,” mentioned Sawhney throughout a press briefing in New Delhi.

He additionally knowledgeable that round 1.Four lakh Aarogya Setu app customers have been alerted through Bluetooth contact tracing in regards to the attainable danger of an infection as a consequence of proximity to contaminated sufferers.

“This will enable you to protect yourself and your family,” he added.

With a rise of 4,213 instances previously 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 rely reached 67,152 on Monday, based on the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The variety of energetic instances within the nation rose to 44,029, whereas 20,916 sufferers have been cured and discharged and one has migrated, based on the Ministry.

Separately, Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, mentioned Aarogya Setu cellular software is predicated on “privacy-first by design” precept retaining in thoughts the protection and privateness of customers’ knowledge. He added that the consumer knowledge from the app would solely be supplied to these authorities officers who had been immediately accountable for containing the unfold of the Coronavirus in India.

In an unique interplay with ANI, Kant knowledgeable that Aarogya Setu cellular software has been constructed to make sure privateness and safety of private info that was collected from individuals. It is predicated on “privacy-first by design” precept.

“Aarogya Setu has a clearly defined protocol for access to data. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the fiduciary of the data, and data is only shared with government officials directly involved in COVID-19 related medical and administrative interventions on a strictly need-to-know basis and limited in scope only to their direct work,” mentioned Kant.

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