STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Prasar Bharati makes it mandatory for staffers to install COVID-19 tracking 'Arogya Setu' app

The mobile application, launched by the Union Health ministry on April 2, helps users identify whether they are at risk of COVID-19 infection.

Published: 15th April 2020 05:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2020 05:39 PM   |  A+A-

India's Own Coronavirus Tracking App, Arogya Setu App

India's Own Coronavirus Tracking App, Arogya Setu App (Photo| Google Play STore)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati has made it mandatory for its staff reporting to duty in office or in the field to download and activate the government's coronavirus tracking mobile application 'Arogya Setu'.

The mobile application, launched by the Union Health ministry on April 2, helps users identify whether they are at risk of COVID-19 infection.

It has been developed by the National Informatics Centre, a part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

The Prasar Bharati, in an office memorandum to all its departments, said the government has launched 'Aarogya Setu Mobile App' which is available for both Android and iOS mobiles.

This Application also provides people with important information, including ways to avoid corona infection, its symptoms, etc, it said.

"The staff reporting to duty, be it in the office premises or in the field (for reporting or other activities), mandatorily install the aforesaid application," the memorandum dated April 14 said.

"Security to be instructed to ensure that all those entering and leaving the premises of Prasar Bharati establishment should confirm that they have activated the app," it said The memorandum also asks all staffers to create general awareness regarding the application and encourage greater adoption and activation of the same.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp