Aarogya Setu ‘Open API Service’ to help citizens, businesses & the economy to return to normalcy
26 August 2020: Aarogya Setu team has worked on a new innovative feature which is called ‘Open API Service’ to help businesses and economy to start functioning while being safe. The Open API Service enables organizations to check the status of Aarogya Setu and integrate it into its various ‘Work from Home’ features. The Open API Service of Aarogya Setu addresses the fear/risk of Covid-19 infections and help the people, businesses and the economy to return to normalcy.
It may be noted that Aarogya Setu was launched on 2nd April 2020. Aarogya Setu has now emerged as the most downloaded contact tracing App in the world, with more than 15 crore Users. The overwhelming support of the people has enabled Aarogya Setu to aid the efforts of frontline health workers and the Government in COVID-19 mitigation and management efforts. More than 6.6 million Bluetooth contacts have been traced and percentage positive of those who have tested is almost 27%. Thus Aarogya Setu based Bluetooth contact tracing and testing is very efficient and effective.
Since its launch, Aarogya Setu has continuously innovated and introduced more novel features like e-pass integration, QR Code scanning, sharing of Health status with family/known persons – all of which have been very effective in keeping India and Indians safe.
The Aarogya Setu ITIHAS interface which uses location data and Aarogya Setu analytics to predict emerging hotspots at Sub Pincode levels has been very effective in helping the health officials and administration to take necessary precautionary steps. 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.