Aimed at helping businesses and economy to start functioning while being safe at the time of Covid-19 pandemic, India has come up with new innovative feature called ‘Open API Service’.
The Open API Service, developed by the Aarogya Setu team, enables organisations 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, an official release said.
Open API Service
The Open API Service of Aarogya Setu, can be availed by organizations and business entities, who are registered in India with more than 50 employees, and they can use the Open API Service to query the Aarogya Setu Application in real-time and get the health status of their employees or any other Aarogya Setu User, who have provided their consent for sharing their health status with the organization. The Open API shall only provide the Aarogya Setu status and name of the Aarogya Setu User (with User’s consent). No other personal data shall be provided through the API. Registration for Open API Service can be done at https://openapi.aarogyasetu.gov.in
Aarogya Setu, which was launched on April 2, 2020, has 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.
The Aarogya Setu based Bluetooth contact tracing and testing is considered to be efficient and effective with more than 6.6 million Bluetooth contacts and about 27 per cent positive tests. Similarly, it has also cautioned many others and helped them to be in quarantine. The release said that the App has also led to breaking the chain of spread and has been effective in early detection and ensuring that fatality rates in India are amongst the lowest. 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.
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 in line with the motto of Aarogya Setu – Main Surakshit, Hum Surakshit, Bharat Surakshit.