On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a mobile application to help people track the availability of vacant beds in various hospitals of the national capital.
While talking at a press conference Kejriwal said, “We have been telling you that the Delhi government has made adequate arrangement for Covid-19 patients - in terms of the number of hospitals, beds in there, the ICU facility in those hospitals and how many ventilators are there."
He said that there is an information gap between citizens and the government because people have complained that they could not find any beds in the hospital. “This app will fill that gap,” said Kejriwal.
He said the same information can be accessed on the internet too, by logging on to https://delhifightscorona.in/beds. Additionally, there is also a WhatsApp number 8800007722 to get a link for downloading the app. He said that the status of the hospitals can also be accessed through 1031 helpline number.
The app will be updated twice daily - at 10 am and 6 pm - to keep people in the know of the latest developments across different hospitals in the national capital.
The Delhi chief minister also said that if the app is showing vacant beds at a hospital but the hospital staff refuses admission to patients, they can call on the helpline number 1031. “The special secretary will immediately speak to hospital authorities and ensure that patients get help.”
However, Kejriwal urged people to not insist on hospitalisation if there is no need. “If the doctors tell you that you can rest at home, and continue the treatment there, please do that,” said Kejriwal.