Covid-19 prevention app more popular than TikTok, YouTube

By Khuong Nha December 6, 2021 | 07:39 GMT + 7

Electronic Health Book (So Suc Khoe Dien Tu) entered the list of best free apps downloaded in Vietnam by iOS users in 2021.

It followed the social network app Facebook, the American messaging app Messenger and the Vietnamese messaging app Zalo in the list of the most downloaded free apps by iOS users this year.

Among iOS users, the Electronic Health Book app has proven to be more popular than the Chinese short video platform TikTok, the video streaming platform YouTube, and e-commerce apps like Shopee and Lazada.

The Electronic Health Book app, released by the Department of Health in mid-2021, helps people proactively manage their health information. On the application, each person has a medical file directly connected to the ministry system.

The electronic health record (So Suc Khoe Dien Tu) is fourth in the list of free applications downloaded in Vietnam by iOS users in 2021. Photo by VnExpress / Khuong Nha

The app has been one of the most important pandemic prevention apps in Vietnam for recording, receiving vaccination results, medical reports and making medical appointments.

On November 13, the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Public Security agreed that PC-Covid would be the only application for the prevention and control of Covid-19. PC-Covid has only been available on the App Store and Google Play since September 30 and is currently 11th on the list.

Meanwhile, the Department of Public Security’s VNeID app helps local authorities identify and establish a person’s good faith. The Electronic Health Book application manages people’s health information. Both apps will remain even after the pandemic is over in order to serve the public, authorities said.

Compared with other pandemic applications, Electronic Health Book application is highly rated for its stable operation, fast and accurate recording of vaccination information.

Another app that is in the top 10 most popular free apps in Vietnam is VssID – Digital Social Insurance operated by Vietnam Social Security social welfare agency.

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