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04 March 2024

Life-saving mobile app for Indian workers in GCC: MigCall

The launch of the app in Oman. Once downloaded, the app will automatically save 10 Helpline numbers in the call list.(Supplied)

By VM Sathish

Around 200 Indian blue collar workers in Oman have welcomed the New Year with a new hope by downloading a new multi-lingual mobile application that will help them in times of difficulties.

Indian Ambassador to Oman Indra Mani Pandey launched a mobile app ‘MigCall’ for the benefit of Indian workers in Oman.

Around 200 workers, who were present at the time of launch in the Embassy Auditorium, downloaded the App. Ambassador requested them to spread the information about MigCall App to other workers in their camps.

The Indian Ambassador said the new mobile application will help Indian workers in six Gulf countries to seek assistance whenever needed, particularly in emergency situation.

The mobile app ‘MigCall’ [Android OS, file size 2.8 MB] is available at Google Playstore in various Indian languages such as Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali and English.

The main feature of this mobile app is that it can be used offline in absence of internet connection.

Once downloaded, the app will automatically save 10 Helpline numbers in the call list.

When a user registers his home country as India and host country, then, five main helpline numbers available in will be saved in addition to five helpline numbers belonging to India.

At present ‘MigCall’ provides helpline numbers of all six GCC countries.

In addition to helpline numbers, the app also provides helpline numbers of passport services, counseling services, local police numbers and hospital numbers. Notably it also provides a facility to send an SOS message to an emergency number, chosen by the user, in an emergency situation.

This app will also provide GPS location to its nearest Indian Embassy office.

The mobile application, the brain child of an Indian social worker and scribe in Muscat, Rejimon Kuttappan