Aarogya Setu App: Solution or Problem?

Owing to the compulsion of downloading the Aarogya Setu mobile application, health and technology circles—in addition to political—are abuzz with debates and discussions. A few Asian countries did use a mobile application along with their multi-pronged approach to counter the novel coronavirus spread. But can India be compared to them? Barring a few exceptions, there is a lack of solid health infrastructure across the country. Instead of focusing on the fundamental issues plaguing public healthcare, why is the government dangling this app? Analyses senior journalist Urmilesh.

First published in Newsclick.