Apps that are helping people in COVID-19

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Vaccine information, hospital beds, oxygen concentrators; social media has become a hotspot for helpline numbers and COVID relief resources. India is battling a brutal second wave of the pandemic and the strongest weapon we have is to use the apps in our phones to get the right resources to those in need. Here are some top apps you can download for helping locate resources in your communities:

Twitter

From amplifying the needs for resources to providing state-specific updates, Twitter has done it all. Twitter has also taken initiatives to curb fake news and ensure that people are provided with accurate information. Download here for iOS and Android 

Public App

 If you are looking for localized resources and verified information about your neighborhood and surrounding areas, turn to the Public app. This app is being used by Politicians, government authorities, healthcare professionals, local businesses, media, and citizen journalists across India to directly disseminate verified information around COVID-care centers and hospitals, vaccination, medical supplies, lockdown rules, availability of essential goods, and more. Download here for iOS and Android 

MyGov India

The WhatsApp chatbot created by the government aims to provide real-time updates on resources as well as vaccination slots. Citizens can also seek assistance and resolve their queries through the chatbot. Simply type ‘Namaste’ at 9013151515 on WhatsApp or visit here.

Instagram

Stories, posts, reels – no stone has been left unturned when it comes to looking out for resources and helping those in need. Influencers to celebrities, all joined hands to escalate people’s messages and secure supplies for people. Download here for iOS and Android 

PayTM

Finding a vaccine slot has become the new treasure hunt. Waiting for OTPs and refreshing for vacancies is what is on everyone’s minds. Paytm’s new real-time vaccine slot finder helps notify the users and efficiently book them in nearby centers. Download here for iOS and Android.


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Vineet Srivastav is the founder of Vineet Geek. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.


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