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Govt Introduced a New Feature, ‘Open API Service’ of Aarogya Setu to Help People, Businesses & Economy to Return to Normalcy

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Aarogya-Setu-Introduces-‘Open-API-Service’-to-Help-the-People,-Businesses-and-the-Economy-to-Return-to-NormalcyThe Government of India has introduced a new feature, ‘Open API(Application Programming Interface) Service’ of Aarogya Setu, which will address the risk of COVID-19 infections and help the people, businesses and the economy to return to normalcy. It enables the organizations to check the status of Aarogya Setu and integrate it into its various Work from Home features. It was developed by Aarogya Setu team. 

Gist About Open API Service:

i.The organisations and business entities, who are registered in India with more than 50 employees can avail this feature.

ii.Using Open API Service they can query the Aarogya Setu App(Application) in real-time and get the health status of their employees or any other Aarogya Setu User(who have given consent to share their health status with the organization).

iii.Apart from Aarogya Setu status and name of the Aarogya Setu User no other personal data will be provided by Open API Service, i.e, data privacy is not violated.

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Aarogya Setu the most downloaded contact tracing App in the world

i.Aarogya Setu has now emerged as the most downloaded contact tracing App in the world, with more than 15 crore users.

ii.More than 6.6 million Bluetooth contacts have been traced and the positive percentage of those tested is nearly 27%.

iii.The Aarogya Setu ITIHAS interface uses location data and Aarogya Setu analytics to predict the emerging hotspots at sub-pincode levels.

iv.It has been effective to help the health officials and administration to take necessary precautionary steps.

v.More than 30,000 hotspots have been identified at a very granular level of 300 m X 300 m and shared with State Governments and Districts. 

Key Info

Since the launch of Aarogya Setu, it has been continuously innovated and introduced more features  like epass integration, QR Code scanning, sharing of Health status with family/known persons.

Motto of Aarogya Setu – Main Surakshit, Hum Surakshit, Bharat Surakshit.

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