Thread AarogyaSetu App by Principal Scientific Advisor of Govt. Of India.

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Thread AarogyaSetu App by Principal Scientific Advisor of Govt. Of India.
This epidemic has to be stopped by intelligence and speedy action. For that, we need to use the best and most appropriate technology to empower all our people. Aarogya Setu is the bridge that connects you, in this epidemic, to our health system. 1
It is fast, it is efficient and its pan-India reach allows preventive action to reach every corner fast. It has been created with speed and quality by our brightest young engineers. By using AarogyaSetu we look after each of us and our future.
The rapid spread of the disease in an epidemic happens when each infected person, on the average, infects more than one person and if the time for passing on the infection is fast, anytime within a few days, for example.
The lockdown aims to put a brake on spread by reducing contact. This delays the time when the infection peaks., allows our infrastructure to cope, and prepare for post-lockdown. When people return to their work, we need to do three things, related to the disease, with efficiency.
As cases climb, even with a reduced peak and ‘flattened-curve’ we must have supplies of healthcare equipment and facilities reaching every place that needs this. This logistical challenge will be met and everyone at every level is fully on the job,
We must test for the virus in an intelligent manner with prioritization. Everything needed for this massive expansion on a national scale is constantly being attended @ICMRDELHI . Newer kinds of tests will be combined with the ones in use now. The scale of testing is growing.
Prioritization of testing: Where, when, who, and how to follow up? We need to identify contacts of those who are positive, know who they were close to a few days before and where those people moved. Then we should ask them to be tested as directed by health-professionals.
Aarogya Setu is an intelligent solution for contact tracing. Some years ago, this would have been a logistical nightmare in a country our size. It would also take too long, and in this task, speed is of the essence. For contact-tracing to break COVID-19, we must be efficient too.
Aarogya Setu is a mobile application aimed to connect our health services closely with us, the people of India, Aarogya Setu empowers people with better information on the potential risk of infection, self-assessment tools, and contextual advice.
The App will augment, work closely with all GoI’s initiatives, proactively reach out to and inform users about the risk of infection, best practices, and appropriate medical advisories
How does it work? Install the App, switch on Bluetooth, set location sharing to “Always”. The App detects other devices with Aarogya Setu installed that have come in the Bluetooth / GPS proximity of your phone. Aarogya Setu is available on both iOS and Android.
In case any of the contacts test positive, the App calculates your risk of infection based on recency and proximity of your interaction and recommends suitable action.
The App also has a self-assessment test, that captures your current vulnerability to COVID-19 infection and provides contextual advice.
The recommendations provided in the App are derived using cutting edge Bluetooth technology, algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence and is based on inputs and best practices suggested by expert medical practitioners and epidemiologists.
The government will use the above information to proactively reach out to you with suitable information on medical interventions, if and when needed.
Aarogya Setu is your bridge to receiving information on what you should and should not be doing – through a combination of official updates and links to curated resources to keep you safe.
This will be done in near real-time based on precise information in assessing the risk of the spread of COVID-19 infection and ensuring isolation where required.
Aarogya Setu has privacy-first by design and as an essential element. The personal data collected by the App is encrypted using state-of-the-art technology and stays secure.
All communication from the App, whether to another device or server, are secure and anonymized, and cannot be brute-forced. The App has been thoroughly and rigorously tested for security vulnerabilities by leading academic and industry experts
Personal data collected is only for tackling COVID-19 and for our fight against Pandemic. Aarogya Setu is currently available in 11 languages. The App has a highly scalable architecture and has just been rolled out pan-India on day 1
Aarogya Setu is our common bridge to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in India. The App will help each one of us to stay informed with the latest updates on the fight against COVID-19 and will enable the government to plan initiatives. Install it!
COVID-19 needs to be tackled using the power of information, and this digital solution enables all of us to stay a step ahead. The App will be regularly updated with the latest features and information resources.
AarogyaSetu has our young engineers coming together, pooling resources and efforts. A bridge between public and private, digital tech and health services delivery, and the energy of a young India to deal with this pandemic and rebuild our future. Install it! Use it! Improve it.

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