Use the Arogya Setu application to keep yourself and your clients safe from the pandemic

Arogya Setu application

The Coronavirus pandemic is spreading at an alarming rate and given the contagious nature of the virus, you should take all possible precautions to prevent yourself and your family members getting infected. While you use sanitizers and masks and follow social distancing norms, another thing which can be done to limit the spread of the infection is to avoid getting in contact with an infected person. But how can you find out who are infected in your surroundings and should be avoided? This is where the Aarogya Setu application comes to your aid.

What is the Aarogya Setu application?

The Government of India developed and launched the Aarogya Setu mobile application to prevent and limit the spreading of the virus in the masses. The application works on the concept of contact tracing through your phone’s Bluetooth and Location service. It lets you know the number of infected individuals in your vicinity and whether or not you have come in contact with an infected individual. Besides allowing you to track the infection in your area, the application also educates you on the different preventative measures which you can take to keep yourself protected and take a self-assessment health check to ascertain your current health.

Working of the application

Once you download the Aarogya Setu app on your Smartphone, you would be asked to turn on the phone’s location services and Bluetooth. Thereafter, when you meet someone who also has the Aarogya Setu app on his/her phone, there is a transfer of digital information. Your application finds the digital signature of the individual’s application whom you meet. Then, information is exchanged between both the phones which include the time, date and location of the contact. Later on, if you or the other individual tests are positive for COVID, the application calculates the risk of infection between you two and informs both of you. Information of a possible spread is also shared with the Government so that you or the other individual can get the necessary medical help for facing the infection.

Self-assessment health check-up

Another primary feature of the Aarogya Setu application is a self-assessment test which is available on the interface. This check-up is designed along the lines of the guidelines issued by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research). You can take the test and find out your health risk of facing the infection. If the result is shown in green, it means that you are safe. An orange result shows the possibility of a mild to low infection while a red result is a high risk case. 

How to use the Aarogya Setu app for your business

Since the Aarogya Setu app helps individuals find out their health risk and track the spread of the pandemic, it should be used by all. You should install the application on your Smartphone and ask your clients to do so too. Thereafter, you and your clients should take the self-assessment test to check your health risks and if you and your clients get the green result, you can meet your clients for selling them insurance plans. The contact tracing system of the application would also record your client meets and inform you or your clients if any of you test positive for the virus after meeting each other. The Aarogya Setu app, therefore, can prove to be a blessing for your business amidst the current situation. It would tell you which clients are safe to meet if needed and help you sell insurance. 

Even though you should opt for contactless selling, sometimes, a personal touch is needed by your clients when they invest in an insurance policy. If the need for such personal assistance is needed, you can use the Aarogya Setu app to judge the safety of the meeting and then meet with your clients to conclude your business. It would be a long time when this pandemic would be controlled but in the meantime, you should not let your business suffer. Install the Aarogya Setu app and ask your clients to do so too so that you can continue your business without worrying about the risk of spreading the disease.

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