ONGC urges employees, stakeholders to enroll Aarogya Setu App to combat COVID-19
Dated : 10 April 2020 11:09:00 AM
Considering the enormity of the coronavirus outbreak in India, ONGC is urging all its employees, contractual staffs, secondary workforce and stakeholders to avail the newly launched Aarogya Setu application. To combat the pandemic of COVID-19, the government has recently launched the unique application, which will contain a real-time database of over 1.3 billion Indian citizens.
Through this, the government aims at effectively monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus, so that necessary and timely steps can be taken to control it.
Through SMS to all employees of ONGC, CMD Mr Shashi Shanker said, “I recommend Aarogya Setu app to fight against COVID-19. All principal employees are requested to forward Aarogya Setu message to the secondary workforce under their control.”
Urging citizens to avail the application, Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on 8 April 2020, tweeted, “Aarogya Setu is an important step in our fight against COVID-19. By leveraging technology, it provides important information. As more and more people use it, its effectiveness will increase. I urge you all to download it.”
The pandemic of COVID-19 has created a panic-stricken situation nationwide, affecting the lives of several thousands of people, amid a much-necessary lockdown.
Among several initiatives taken by the government to combat the novel virus, the AAROGYASETU App is expected to be of tremendous benefit. The application is available in 11 languages on both Android and iOS operating systems.
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, on 8 April 2020, tweeted, “Sitting at home all of us can be #CoronaWarriors. Let us play our part in building a healthy India and protecting our families from the menace of #Covid-19. I recommend Aarogya Setu app to step-up the fight against the invisible enemy.”
In another tweet, the Minister tagged CMD Mr Shashi Shanker and urged him to take the #AarogyaSetuChallenge. In response to the Petroleum Minister’s appeal Mr Shanker tweeted:
The newly launched application will be a PAN India single source of disseminating faster and reliable information to all citizens. Through this application, it will be possible to track those who are positive for COVID-19 or are likely to spread this disease. The Aarogya Setu app will help in contract tracing, which is a critical intervention to stop the spread of coronavirus.
All data shared in the application are encrypted using state-of-the-art technology and stays secure until the information is required to facilitate medical intervention.
The Aarogya Setu App can be downloaded from:
For Android users:
For iPhone users: