WHO praises Aarogya Setu application, says it assisted with recognizing Covid-19 bunches
- October 13, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised India’s Aarogya Setu mobile application for assisting health divisions with distinguishing Covid-19 groups. “Aarogya Setu app from India has been downloaded by 150 million users, and has helped city public health departments to identify areas where clusters could be anticipated and expand testing in a targeted way,” WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a media preparation.
The application was launched by the government in April to secure residents in the midst of Covid-19. It is intended to illuminate clients about any potential danger regarding Covid disease around them, best practices to remain sound, and important/curated clinical warnings relating to the pandemic.
Prior, the WHO boss had additionally lauded India’s endeavors to contain Covid spread in Mumbai’s Dharavi ghetto.
Then, the service of wellbeing on Tuesday gave rules for the administration of co-contamination of Covid-19 with other occasional pestilence inclined maladies.
With the point of giving away from on avoidance and treatment of co-contaminations of Covid with different ailments, the service stated, “As per the WHO case definition, a Covid case may present with acute onset of fever and cough, or, acute onset of any three or more of the following signs or symptoms: fever, cough, general weakness or fatigue, headache, myalgia, sore throat, coryza, dyspnoea, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, altered mental status.”
“This case definition, although sensitive, is not very specific. Seasonal epidemic prone diseases, as cited in the foregoing paragraphs may all present as febrile illness, with symptoms that mimic Covid-19. If there is a co-infection, then apart from the febrile illness there may be constellation of signs and symptoms that may lead to difficulty in diagnosis. A comparative analysis of disease onset, symptoms, signs, warning signs, complications and diagnosis is given at Annexure,” the ministry added.