Police Launch App on Corona in Abbottabad

Police have launched an android App on corona cases in the district.

According to officials, the App will provide authentic information and government guidelines on coronavirus and to discourage misinformation that may result in spreading fear and panic.

The App was inaugurated by Deputy Inspector General Police Hazara Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman here on Thursday. Dean Ayub Medical College Dr Umer Farooq, District Health Officer Dr Faisal Khanzada, doctors and journalists participated in the ceremony.

The DIG Hazara, while addressing the gathering, said that the main objective of introducing the innovative step is to provide support to general public in the critical times due to the prevailing situation and lockdown. He said that people will access the police as well as health officials through the App easily when they required.

He said the App would educate the users about the steps taken by district police to enforce the government lockdown measures, information about the number of quarantines, isolation wards, inter/intra district checkpoints and deployment. Moreover, progress regarding number of vehicles impounded and traffic challans on lockdown violations will be updated daily.

Earlier, District police Officer Abbottabad Javed Iqbal Wazir briefed the participants on the objectives of the App and said that this would increase connectivity between public and health department regarding corona and voluntary lockdown and social distancing via community outreach program.

He further said the App would also be helpful in provision of facility of Telemedicine, Tele Psychiatry. The DPO said that Abbottabad Police App was a simple and user-friendly Android app that can be downloaded easily from the Playstore.

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