PMO Forms Committee to Upgrade COVID-19 Tracker App

Prime Minister Office reported upgrading the Aarogya Setu app which is used to track the contract tracing help fight the coronavirus crisis. 
The app need to be upgraded better in order to get a better clearance regarding the contract tracing.

by Kavitha

Updated: Apr 15, 2020 19:09 IST

Tags: India Corona
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Prime Minister's Office (PMO)

Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to upgrade the Aarogya Setu app that is India's official contract tracing app meant to help fight the coronavirus crisis. 

COVID 19 Tracing App Team

Principal Scientific Advisor Vijay Raghavan is leading the committee. Its members include both officials and tech leaders. Some of the members are IT secretary Ajay Sawhney, TRAI chairman RS Sharma, Telecom secretary Anshu Prakash, Tata Group chairperson N Chandrasekaran, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra, Tech Mahindra Group CEO CP Gurnani, IIT Madras professor V Kamakoti, and Google Maps India's Lalitesh Katragadda.

Aim - Aarogya Setu app 

The aim of the to trace and restrict the movement of patients and those under quarantine using artificial intelligence and GPS. The updated app will inform the needy about daily needs distribution centers in their locality. The committee is also working to make the app available not just on smartphones but on all types of phones. Aarogya Setu app witnessed over 5 crore downloads within 2 weeks of launch. Protection Status