New Delhi. It will not be easy for a person suspected of suffering from coronavirus kept in isolation. Such suspects have been ‘fenced’ in eight states. As a person moves away from his place of isolation, the agencies under his supervision will be alerted. Information and Broadcasting Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that ‘Geo-Fencing’ is being used to monitor suspects of corona kept in isolation in eight states.
According to Ravi Shankar Prasad, in this system, the data of three towers of mobile is used to keep an eye on the person. It can monitor a person up to 100 meters. As a person moves 100 meters away from his or her isolation location, it is considered a violation of ‘Geo-Fencing’. He said that millions of people coming from abroad or coming in contact with a corona patient across the country have been asked to remain in isolation at home. ‘Geo-Fencing’ has made it a complete success.
Health-voice service started in Tamil Nadu
The government has already launched the ‘Arogya Setu’ app to warn people of the Corona threat and so far more than 25 million people have downloaded it. But only 60 crore people using smartphones across the country can benefit from it. While there are also 600 million people who use normal phones. Ravi Shankar Prasad said that a special health-voice call service has been started in Tamil Nadu to inform such people. There, anyone can get information about Corona by giving a missed call on 9499912345. Not only this, one can also ask his corona to come in contact with the suspect and conduct his investigation.
According to Ravi Shankar Prasad, on the initiative of MyGov and NDMA, about 1,18,000 persons and 4,482 organizations have prepared themselves and registered for helping the government in the fight against Corona. The government can take their services when needed.