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Aarogya Setu most downloaded healthcare app in the world, says Amitabh Kant

Aarogya Setu is currently available on iOS and Android, and nearly 9 crore users have already downloaded the app

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Coronavirus | Mobile apps | Lockdown

BS Web Team & Agencies  |  New Delhi 

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Aarogya Setu, the government's mobile application for contact tracing and dissemination of medical advisories to users in order to contain the spread of coronavirus, became the world's most downloaded healthcare application in April, according to NITI Aayog Chief Executive Office Amitabh Kant. Across genres, too, the app was featured among the top 10 most downloaded during the month. 

Currently available on iOS and Android platforms, Aarogya Setu was downloaded by 90 million users until May 4. In its guidelines for the third phase of nationwide lockdown, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) made it mandatory for all private and public sector employees to download use the app and aid in fight against Covid-19. 

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First Published: Sat, May 09 2020. 08:16 IST
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