With Unlock 3 rules, several organizations are planning to resume their work once again. For this reason, the Ministry of Electronics and information technology team handling the Aarogya Setu application has finally launched a new feature that will help companies in an immense manner. The new rolled out feature allows businesses to continue their working operations while following guidelines issued by the government and protocols.

The new Open API Service feature will help organizations test out the status of Aarogya Setu users and incorporate it into its different work from home features. This new feature has been launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Saturday. The companies can add this newly launched (API) service for the Aarogya Setu app into their systems and can keep an eye on the health of their employees. The company which has over 50 employees and is registered in India can only access these services.

The Ministry said in a statement that- “They can use the open API service to query the Aarogya Setu application in real-time and get the health status of their employees or any other Aarogya Setu user, who have provided their consent for sharing their health status with the organization,” as per the statement.

With this feature, companies can register themselves and avail of these services. The API plays a crucial part in the working of an app and acts as a link for two applications. With the new feature of Aarogya Setu API, companies can register themselves to gain the services, next by which they can be given the code which can be incorporated into the programs or applications that the company uses on daily basis.

The Aarogya Setu app, which has released in April has more than 15 crore users to date, and to maintain its data the app tracks the interaction data of its users with others”, and checks and alerts the authorities about any suspicions user.

As per the reports, the government said that- “Once installed in a smartphone through an easy and user-friendly process, the app detects other devices with Aarogya Setu installed that come in the proximity of that phone. The app can then calculate the risk of infection based on sophisticated parameters if any of the contacts are tested positive” added in the statement.

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It is mentioned in a detailed article by a company that with this downloaded the private companies data is at risk. But the Ministry has denied all the false rumors and said and issued the official statement in which it said it would take legal action about these false actions.

For now, the new feature of API shall only provide the Aarogya Setu status, and the user’s name and companies can register for this Service using this link( https://openapi.aarogyasetu.gov.in ). Hopefully, this feature will help a lot of businesses to restart their work again in a hassle-free manner.

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