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Offline mobile app launched in Muscat to provide assistance to Indian workers in Gulf region

"MigCall" has become a handy tool for the workers who do not have access to internet to seek assistance whenever needed, particularly in emergency situation, Indian embassy said

Muscat, Feb 10 (UITV)- An offline mobile app launched by Indian mission to provide assistance to Indian workers in the Gulf region, particularly in Oman, has been downloaded by 10,000 expatriates.

Indian Ambassador to Oman Indra Mani Pandey launched MigCall last month for the benefit of Indian workers. The app has been downloaded by 10,000 people till now, the embassy said in a statement.

Once downloaded, the app automatically saves 10 helpline numbers in the call list. When the user registers his home country as India and host country as Oman, for example, then, five main helpline numbers available in Oman are saved in addition to five helpline numbers in India.

The mobile app is available in Google Playstore in various Indian languages such as Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada and English.

In addition to helpline numbers, the app also provides helpline numbers of passport services, counseling services, local police numbers and hospital numbers.

At present, MigCall provides helpline numbers to only six Gulf Corporation Council countries. The six GCC countries are Qatar, Oman, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

On an average, helpline numbers are getting two to five calls per day from standard workers in the GCC.