Aarogya Setu Mobile App

The Government of India has developed and launched a mobile-based application known as the Aarogya Setu App to help the citizens of India get the required medical services in times of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) spread. The app can track if anyone has come in close proximity to an individual who has tested positive of COVID-19. This application is available on both Android and iOS platforms and can be downloaded from the respective app stores. 

Application Name  Aarogya Setu 
Application Owner  NIC eGov Mobile Apps 
Availability  Andriod Playstore, iOS App Store, https://web.swaraksha.gov.in/in/ 
Purpose  Tracking COVID-19 

How to Download: 

How to Download Aarogya Setu App on Android: 

  1. Go to the Google Playstore app on your android phone 
  2. Search for ‘Aarogya Setu’ 
  3. Download the app and wait for it to get installed. 

How to Download Aarogya Setu App on iOS: 

  1. Go to the app store on your iOS phone 
  2. Search for ‘Aarogya Setu’ 
  3. Download the app and wait for it to get installed. 

Aarogya Setu: How to Setup the App and Use It: 

  1. Open the app on your phone. 
  2. The application supports 12 languages, choose the one you prefer. Then click on ‘Next’. 
  3. Carefully read the slides that come up and scroll to the fourth slide to click on ‘Register Now’. 
  4. Once you click to register, you will need to accept the Terms of Service & Privacy by clicking on ‘I agree’. 
  5. Ensure that you have provided necessary permissions to the Aarogya Setu App. It uses location data and Bluetooth. 
  6. Next you will need to add your phone number and click on ‘Submit’. 
  7. The app will automatically detect the OTP. In case it doesn’t, check your messages and enter the OTP manually. 
  8. You will need to add certain important details like age, name, gender, profession, and history of travel (if any) in the past 30 days. You may choose to volunteer in times of need when the question comes up on your screen. 
  9. A short self-assessment test follows this, which can also be taken later. It is ideal to answer all the questions correctly when you are taking the test. 
  10. After you are done taking the test, you will be sent to the homepage of the Aarogya Setu App. 

Aarogya Setu – Features and Benefits 

  1. The app uses Bluetooth services and engages automatic contact tracing. 
  2. The app tells you about positive COVID-19 cases around so that you are aware and can take precautions. 
  3. It gives you regular updates about the countrywide cases. 
  4. The Aarogya Setu App provides detailed information about the coronavirus testing labs. 
  5. The self-awareness test as per ICMR guidelines ensures you are safe, provided all information entered are correct. 
  6. The app provides a helpline number, and you may reach out to them for any specific information related to COVID-19 spread, testing centres, e-pass, and so on. Additionally, you may also take a look at the various health insurance policies offered by different insurance providers and choose a good cover for yourself and your loved ones. 

Aarogya Setu: How to Know About the COVID-19 Testing Labs 

  1. On the homepage of the application, scroll down to the section called ‘Useful Resources’. 
  2. Click on ‘Laboratories with COVID-19 testing facility’. 
  3. You can choose your location and find out all the labs approved for testing by ICMR. 

Aarogya Setu: COVID Updates 

It is of utmost importance that all of us stay updated about this global pandemic at all time. On the homepage, right at the top, you can access COVID updates to know how we are tackling this situation as a country. The data shows ‘Confirmed’, ‘Recovered’, and ‘Deceased’ numbers. You may filter the information state-wise also to get a closer insight. 

Aarogya Setu: e-Pass 

E-Pass consists of all important information about you, your organisation, supply chain partner, e-pass validity, type of work, and your location. It is an alphanumeric ID containing 6 digits. The e-Pass will show up on the app only after you register for the pass on http://serviceonline.gov.in/epass/ 

You can also track the application status of your e-pass on this website. 

Aarogya Setu: Helpline 

The ‘Call Helpline’ button is present on the homepage. You may click on it to reach out to the Aarogya Setu Helpline. The number is 1075. 

Aarogya Setu: Sharing the Application and Changing Language 

The ‘share button’ is present at the top left corner of the homepage. Just click on it and you should be able to share it with your loved ones. At any point, if you wish to change the language of the app, you can do so from the language changer, which is present right beside the share icon. 

Aarogya Setu: Donation via PM Cares Website 

This app has a dedicated button that helps you donate for the PM Cares fund. Scroll down to the ‘PM Cares’ section and click on the ‘Donate via PM Cares Website’. You will be navigated to the official website where you can donate your contribution towards the relief and emergency situation fund. 

FAQ's-of-Aarogya-Setu-Mobile-App

  1. Why should I use Aarogya Setu? 

    A.The Aarogya Setu App uses contact tracing and records necessary details to let you know if you are close to any individual who has tested positive of the novel coronavirus. This way it ensures that you are aware and safe at all time. 

  2. What languages are available on the Aarogya Setu App? 

    A.Currently, the application is available in 12 languages – English, Bengali, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odia, Telugu, Assamese, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil. All 22 scheduled languages are soon to be added to the app. 

  3. How is my personal data anonymised by the Aarogya Setu App? Is my data safe? 

    A.Upon entering your personal data, the application server assigns a randomised, anonymous, and unique DiD (device identity number), and links it with your mobile phone number. This linked information is then stored safely in an encrypted server, which makes it extremely secure. 

  4. How long will the information remain on my phone? 

    A.All location and contact information associated with unique interactions are stored for a period of 30 days from the collection date. If the information has not synced with the cloud, it will get deleted after 30 days. 

  5. Why do I need to switch on my Bluetooth every time I use the Aarogya Setu App? 

    A.This application depends on Bluetooth technology for identifying the instances of your interactions with other individuals who have this application installed. Close proximity data is represented by the Bluetooth technology quite accurately. Thus, turning it on is important. 

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