COVID-19 mobile application Current Affairs - 2020

“Ghar Ghar Nigrani”: Mobile Application launched by Punjab Government

On June 12, 2020, the Punjab Government has launched “Ghar Ghar Nigrani” mobile application to undertake house to house surveillance to eliminate COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlights

The mobile application was launched by the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The application is to be used as a tool for early detection and testing of COVID-19 and prevent community spread.

What is the plan?

With the help of the application, the Punjab Government is to cover all the persons that are below the age of 30 years. The survey will cover persons that have influenza like illness. Currently the survey is conducted in 518 villages. The survey has found that 4.88% have been found to be hypertensive, 0.14% are having kidney disease, 0.64% are suffering from heart disease and 0.13% are suffering from cancer and another 0.13% are suffering from TB.

According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the state has 2,887 COVID-19 cases. OF these 2,259 have been cured, migrated or discharged.

“Delhi Corona” App launched by Delhi Government

On June 2, 2020, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched Delhi Corona App. The application is to provide all required information that are related to ventilators and hospital beds in the city.

The Application mainly aims at providing real time information.

Highlights

The Delhi Corona Application was launched by the Delhi CM through video conference. The application will provide information related to availability of hospital beds and ventilators in the city. It is now available on Google Play.

The application is being launched as there were complaints that there are no enough ventilators and hospital beds in Delhi to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients. The criticisms in Delhi have increased as the number of cases cross 20,000.

About the app

The application will provide information related to ventilators and beds in the city. A person that is in need of COVID-19 treatment can get information about availability of ventilator and beds by calling 1031. He will receive an SMS on dialing the number about the status of bed availability in Delhi.

Current Scenario in Delhi

There are in total of 302 ventilators in Delhi. OF these 210 are vacant. The information in the application is to be updated twice a day.