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App to update status of home-quarantined

This application has been designed by National Informatics Centre, Assam

By Nikhil Kumar Mundra in Hojai
  • Published 7.04.20, 12:13 AM
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Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal visits an isolation ward at Morigaon on Monday. Picture by UB Photos

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal laun-ched COVID Qcheck, an Android application at the district headquarters of Sankardev Nagar in central Assam’s Hojai district on Monday, where he had come to review the preparedness to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID QCheck application has been especially developed by Hojai district administration to keep an eye on all the 2,641 home-quarantined persons at present in the district.

This application has been designed by National Informatics Centre, Assam.

The 693 Asha workers of the district will a play a major role here, as they all have to daily update the status of quarantined persons through the app, whether they are following the health department’s guidelines. The app is not available in Google Playstore; the district administration will personally provide it to the Asha workers.

Addressing reporters, Sonowal said the state is fighting in unison against Covid-19. He said the people of Assam have extended full support to the lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He appealed to the people to maintain the same spirit in the coming days. Sonowal praised the 931,000 people of the Hojai district for ensuring successful compliance of lockdown norms in the district. He lauded the efforts the role of the officials of health, police, food and civil supplies, transport and power departments who are working relentlessly day and night in these difficult times.

Sonowal said though 26 positive cases have been detected in Assam, people should not panic. He also expressed the hope that successful compliance of the lockdown till April 14 would significantly help minimise infection.

Earlier, the chief minister held a meeting with Hojai MLA Shiladitya Deb, Lumding MLA Sibu Mishra, Hojai deputy commissioner Sadnek Singh, superintendent of police Ankur Jain, subdivisional medical officer Dr D. Chetia Phukan and other officials.

After Hojai district, the chief minister also took a stocktaking trip to Nagaon and Morigaon districts, also in central Assam.