WHO lauds Aarogya Setu app, says it helped to establish Covid-19 clusters

NEW DELHI: The World Well being Organisation (WHO) has lauded India’s Aarogya Setu cell software for serving to well being departments to establish Covid-19 clusters. “Aarogya Setu app from India has been downloaded by 150 million customers, and has helped metropolis public well being departments to establish areas the place clusters could possibly be anticipated and develop testing in a focused approach,” WHO director common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned at a media briefing.
The app was launched by the federal government in April to guard residents amid Covid-19. It’s designed to tell customers about any potential threat of coronavirus an infection round them, finest practices to remain wholesome, and related/curated medical advisories pertaining to the pandemic.
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Earlier, the WHO chief had additionally praised India’s efforts to comprise coronavirus unfold in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum.
In the meantime, the ministry of well being on Tuesday issued pointers for the administration of co-infection of Covid-19 with different seasonal epidemic-prone illnesses.
With the purpose of offering clear pointers on prevention and therapy of co-infections of coronavirus with different illnesses, the ministry mentioned, “As per the WHO case definition, a Covid case could current with acute onset of fever and cough, or, acute onset of any three or extra of the next indicators or signs: fever, cough, common weak spot or fatigue, headache, myalgia, sore throat, coryza, dyspnoea, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, altered psychological standing.”
“This case definition, though delicate, will not be very particular. Seasonal epidemic inclined illnesses, as cited within the foregoing paragraphs could all current as febrile sickness, with signs that mimic Covid-19. If there’s a co-infection, then other than the febrile sickness there could also be constellation of indicators and signs that will result in problem in prognosis. A comparative evaluation of illness onset, signs, indicators, warning indicators, issues and prognosis is given at Annexure,” the ministry added.
(With company inputs)
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