The central government has introduced a cleanup after the controversy over the Arogya Setu app designed for tracing the corona virus infected people. The government has said that this app has been created with government and private support. Earlier, a controversy arose over the Arogya Setu App, the Central Information Commission had issued a notice to the government for lack of information on making the Arogya Setu App.
A two-page explanation has been tweeted from the Arogya Setu Twitter handle. The central government has stated that this app has been downloaded by more than 16 crore users and is strengthening the fight against the Corona virus in India.
Clarification issued on Aarogya Setu App. Aarogya Setu App is a product of Government of India built in collaboration with the best of the minds of Industry & Academia. Worlds largest contact tracing App, appreciated by WHO also. #SetuMeraBodyguard #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/mbhQ4pTuZw
– Aarogya Setu (@SetuAarogya) October 28, 2020
“It has helped in finding Corona positive users through Bluetooth, so that people can be alerted,” the tweet said. This led to contacts of contacts with Kovid-19 patients being advised on quarantine, testing, etc. “The Center, while presenting the clarification, further said that 25 percent of the people who were sent the alert alert message turned out to be Corona positive. . This is much higher than the overall positive rate of seven to eight per cent. Accordingly, the efficiency of testing has increased considerably due to the healing bridge.
It is noteworthy that social activist Saurabh Das had complained to the Information Commission that many ministries failed to reply about who created the Arogya Setu App. He sought details such as the original details of the app’s proposal, its approval details, copies of communications between the companies involved, individuals and government departments, and private individuals involved in developing the app.