Kohima, March 28 (NE): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched the official app of the Department of Health and Family Welfare called the Self Declaration COVID-19 Nagaland App at his residential office on March 28, 2020.
The Health Department, taking a step further to tackle the threat posed by the growing pandemic of COVID -19, launched the app which will be crucial in tracking and surveillance of high-risk cases thus preventing spread in the community. The smartphone app aim to track registered individuals using their phone’s GPS to track and offer alert notification specific to user location. The department will track the users and keep a close surveillance through the app in order to curb the community spread.
Self Declaration App is compulsory for any person who has entered the State of Nagaland after March 6, 2020. Students or travellers must register in the app immediately even if one had called the state / district helpline and registered earlier as non-compliance is a punishable offence under Epidemic disease act 1897.
The department further added that the android users can download the nCOVID-19 App from the app store from https://naKalandhealthproiect.on and IOS users can use the link https://www.nagalandhealthproject.org/covid/login-user.php.
The department further appealed the family members and others to extend help to those members who may not be well versed in using smartphones / app as the individual had to sign up individually using their respective phone numbers. The users may also call up the State Helpline: 7005415243/ 9856071745/ 7005536953 for any technical difficulties while using the app.