Beyond contact tracing, Aarogya Setu may find use in policy inputs
Publication/Creation DateApril 10 2020
DescriptionBENGALURU: On Monday, while addressing workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on its 40th anniversary, prime minister Narendra Modi had a few requests for them. One of them involved an app — Aarogya Setu — launched last week by the Government of India.
"You must be able to persuade at least 40 people to install this Aarogya Setu app and tell them about this,” he said. It was probably the most significant endorsement of the app, whose download link had been making the rounds on most WhatsApp groups linked to the BJP IT Cell even earlier. In a way, this was a throwback to how the government pushed its unified payment interface-based product — BHIM, post the 2016 demonetisation exercise.
, Public Health
, Social Interaction
, Contact Tracing
Date archivedApril 10 2020
Last editedApril 16 2020