The Covid-19 tracing app, Aarogya Setu has been praised by the World Health Organization (WHO). The Director-General Tedros Adhanom said that the application has helped the government’s health department to locate Covid infected people and expand the testing.
Such tools and technologies are required to be implemented for testing public health like distance or contact tracing to stop the chain of the viruses, said WHO. One such tool, Aarogya Setu application developed by the Government of India was downloaded by 150 billion users.
The app helped the authorities to locate the group of infected people and control the spread the Covid-19. It is operated through Bluetooth and the location device in the phones. The app recognises the individual from the phone and notifies the presence of a covid infected person in your vicinity.
The medical information of people is shared using the app which includes location, date and time. The application also gives the necessary measures that should be taken to control the virus.
A member of the US parliament said, ‘India is one of the most important allies of America and I am happy that this special partnership remains strong in these pandemic times.’ he also said that India is working hard in helping the world to fight covid.
The third level trials of the AstraZeneca Vaccine by Oxford are being conducted in India. It is also rumoured that they will be made available by December 2020. The central government is also hopeful that by 2021 around 400-500 million doses will be made available in India.
Covaxin, a vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech International Limited in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, is under testing. It is in the second phase of the human trial.
Tedros has also praised Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for his speech at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. He encouraged India is the largest vaccine-producing country. They have the capacity to produce and supply vaccines for corona to the whole world.
The World Health Organization appreciated the Prime Minister for showing unity and defeating Covid-19 by pooling their resources together. The government is constantly attempting to stop the spread of the virus. India is in a much better level in the world despite growing corona patients.
The Chief of WHO applauded India for the Ayushman Bharat Scheme using which India will be successful in dealing with the virus. It is an opportunity to focus on primary healthcare.
‘If India was not a part of the Vaccine production, it would be impossible to manufacture the coronavirus vaccine for the world, said Dr Swaminathan, Head scientist of the World Health Organisation.