WhatsApp is rolling out a new “Ask Raksha” bot for health information and fact checking in India

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WhatsApp has a new chatbot called “Ask Raksha” in India to give users access to genuine health information. The bot, a way to celebrate World Health Day today, was introduced by THIP Media. It is the media division of the Healthy Indian Project and a fact-checking agency for health-related information. Here’s how to use the new WhatsApp bot:

Introducing the new “Ask Raksha” WhatsApp bot

Raksha bot is an abbreviation Out-of-the-box knowledge and health behavior supportHelps people find answers to many health-related questions, and even fact-check health topics to avoid being misleading. It is based on the WhatsApp Business platform.

In addition to finding the right health information, you can also sign up for a bot for daily tips or take a quiz to check your knowledge of health topics. The The “Ask Raksha” bot is currently available in EnglishBut soon support Hindi and Bengali.

Shivnath Thukral, Director of Public Policy at WhatsApp India, said:We are pleased to be able to support the launch of the Healthy Indian Project chatbot “Ask RAKSHA” built on the WhatsApp Business platform. This gives users access to trusted health-related information from an independent third-party fact checker certified by International Fact. Checking the network. At WhatsApp, user safety is at the heart of all our activities and we have been committed to providing users with the resources and tools to enable them to confirm and receive genuine information.“”

To take advantage of bot services, you can: Just send “Hello” to + 91-85078-85079 on WhatsApp Follow the instructions on the screen to get started.

This was added to the recently introduced “Bol Behen” chatbot, which gives young Indian women information about their health and sexual well-being. To access this bot, send “Hi” to + 91-7304496601.

And this is not all! WhatsApp has partnered with various government ministries and organizations over the past two years to deploy bots such as MyGovCoronaHelpdesk. So would you like to use a new bot? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below!