'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.

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.

'MigCall' is brain child of Rejimon K, a senior Indian journalist based in Oman, and developed in cooperation by Jose Chacko, an Indian businessman in the country. The mobile app is available at Google Playstore in various Indian languages such as Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali and English.

Once downloaded, the app automatically saves ten Helpline numbers in the call list.  At present, 'MigCall' provides helpline numbers of only six Gulf Corporation Council countries. The six GCC countries are Qatar, Oman, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

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

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