Govt to procure e-monitoring wristbands to integrate with Aarogya Setu app

Govt is now procuring thousands of wristbands that will be integrated with the Aarogya Setu App, these bands will help medical personnel & authorities keep track of the movement of patients in hospitals and those under self-quarantine along with supporting frontline workers to take proper safety measures as they visit homes for screening.

“The wristbands will ensure that people quarantined with suspected infections stay at a designated place. If they take it off, the hospitals will be informed. Once integrated with Aarogya Setu app, there will be many more parameters that will be available for the health officials’ supervision,” said an ET report quoting an official aware of the development. 

For its launch, Broadcast Engineering Consultants India (BECIL) will be looking after the technological requirements of the government and is working with various Bengaluru and Gurugram based startups on designing the tools. It will also work with AIIMS and other government hospitals, the report said. 

The price of these bands will be ranging at around Rs 2200 per piece. However, the prices may go down if the demand reduces.

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