26th July 2020, Kathmandu
Goyal Foundation has launched the Suraksha app in the Nepali market. This app is made specially considering the life after covid19 pandemic.
The government has lifted the nationwide lockdown. Hence, the risk of transmission is increasing daily. In such dire situations, this app can become very handy.
Chirag Goyal, the director of the Goyal Foundation, made this app available through his organization a week ago. He says that its main purpose is to reduce the transmission of coronavirus.
According to Mr. Goyal, this app has features similar to Google’s ‘contact tracing’ app. Some years ago, Google had developed the app in response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Fortunately, it was able to reduce the transmission to a considerable level. Since then Google has made the app available throughout the world.
Surakshya app basically gives information about: Firstly, How many people has a person contacted ?! Secondly, whether the person has come in contact with infected people
How does the Suraksha app work?
- Download the app from here
- Always keep the Bluetooth and GPS location of the mobile on
- Then fill in the basic information form
- After that, you need to fill about your health status, traveling history, contact with the transmitted people and so on.
Based on these details, the app shows you the risk of coronavirus infection.
Now, if two people have the app running and are in close proximity ( about 2 to 6 meters), both of them get information about each other. Since this app is serious, Mr. Goyal suggests people fill in the correct information.
“The more people who download this app, the more they benefit”, ‘he said. He also ensures to protect the privacy of the people using this app. According to him, this is Nepal’s first contact tracing app.
“We have officially released the app on Playstore after getting approval from the government,” he said. Furthermore, he also added, “With the opening of the lockdown, the risk of infection has increased. You have to take care of your own health. India has made it mandatory to have such an app on mobile.”
They also plan to use the app for other natural disasters in the future.
So, what do you feel about this app? Are you planning to use it? Let us know in the comment section below.