AAROGYA SETU platform helps macro & microscopic understanding of COVID-19 pandemic, says Govt

Govt Promoted Aarogya Setu App Gets Overwhelming Support; Receives ...

Participants in an online interaction have opined that the data analytics available through the Aarogya Setu platform is quite useful in having both macro- and microscopic understanding of the transmission dynamics of the disease. Effective and timely use of these data can be of very crucial help in pre-empting the development of hotspots and also in the allocation and timely augmentation of required health infrastructure in a planned and targeted manner. The Districts Collectors of Maharashtra shared their experiences of using Aarogya Setu data in tackling the COVID crisis in their respective districts. Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT  Sanjay  Dhotre has lauded the efforts of the Collectors and field level officials in the containment of the disease. He assured the Maharashtra  Government that an immediate help in terms of further training to the field level officials for optimum use of Arogya Setu data analytics would be provided by the Ministry of E&IT Government of India. Addressing the field-level officials, he said that extensive use of the Aarogya Setu App is essential in the fight against COVID-19. Its data could be fully utilized by district administrations to identify potential threats of COVID-19 and to further tackle the crisis.  Health Minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope mentioned the importance of technology in the fight against Covid-19. He lauded this initiative of the interaction of the Technical team with the field officials, undertaken at the behest of Dhotre. IT Minister of the Government of  Maharashtra  Satej Patil stressed on the use of the Aarogya Setu App and suggested that extensive training to district officials would further enhance its utility. The conference was also attended by the Secretary MeitY Ajay Prakash Shawney, who addressed the state officials and offered them the nuances related to the utilization of information available through the Aarogya Setu. The interaction between the Aarogya Setu App team of the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) Govt. of India, and all districts collectors and DIOs of NIC in Maharashtra were organized through video conference on June ten. The objective of this interaction was to augment the awareness of the field level officials of the state regarding the different facets of the Aarogya Setu App and also to invite field-level inputs from them. Health Minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope and IT Minister Maharashtra Satej Patil also attended the conference.

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