Arvind Kejriwal launches mobile app for Covid beds information | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: To fill the information gap regarding availability of beds in various state-run and private hospitals, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched ‘Delhi Corona’, a mobile application, on Monday.
Addressing a digital media briefing, Kejriwal said the app will have the latest information on the number of vacant Covid beds, ICU and ventilator available in each hospital. “Due to information gap people don’t know which hospital to go where they can get a bed for the patient. To plug that gap we have launched this mobile application which will provide information on which hospital – government or private – has how many beds vacant,” Kejriwal said.
Despite having a vacant bed if a hospital refuse to give admission, the patient can call up on 1031 helpline from the reception for help. “A special secretary level officer will talk to the hospital authorities and ensure that the bed is granted,” Kejriwal said.
He, however, added that if a doctor after check up suggests that the patient should be home isolated, he should not insist on hospital treatment. “Of 20,000 Covid positive cases in Delhi only 2,800 required hospitalisation. About 6,000-7,000 are getting treatment at home. Our teams talk to them 2-3 times a day,” the chief minister said.
He added that the bed information can also be accessed on a web link ‘delhifightscotona.in/beds’ and 1031 helpline number. “The information wil be updated twice a day at 10am and 6pm,” Kejriwal said.
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