Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched a mobile app, called “Delhi Corona”, using which residents can track the number of available hospital beds and ventilators in COVID-dedicated hospitals across in the national capital.
The app has been made available to Android users as of now and is available on Play Store.The app does not require a user to register or provide any details before using it.
“We are launching an app today which will give everyone the status of hospital beds and ventilator availability in Delhi,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal spoke on a live stream.
He said that people complain about there being a shortage of beds when there 4100 beds are still vacant. He further said that out of total 302 ventilators in Delhi, 210 are still vacant.
Delhi Corona app has been launched to give people relevant information about the availability of beds in private and government hospitals.
Delhi Corona app shows the total number of beds with a total number of occupied and vacant beds for COVID-19 patients.
The app lists all the private and public hospitals that treat COVID-19 patients. It supports Hindi and English languages.
In the Lockdown app gives information for essential services. Services such as ration, e-pass, and hunger/shelter relief centers can be accessed through the app.
Information on containment zones, health services, government orders have also been made accessible on the app.
The app also has a bot which lists out questions to determine if one has COVID-19.
Delhi Corona app also gives information about coronavirus with the latest stats.
The app will be updated everyday twice at 10 AM and 6 PM.
Apart from the app, Kejriwal said citizens can get information from delhifightscorona.in/beds website. They can also dial 0131 helpline number wherein details will be provided to them via an SMS;and the WhatsApp number 8800007722.
Kejriwal assured the citizens of Delhi saying that there was no need to worry and that the Delhi government was four steps ahead and had taken precautions.
The Corona count on Delhi mounted over 20,000 confirmed cases and 11, 565 active cases. “Cases are increasing in Delhi but we have made arrangements for hospitals, ventilators and ICUs,” Kejriwal said.
Currently, the app shows an availability of 3912 vacant beds and 210 available ventilators. The app gives details on the hospitals which have these facilities. Although, Kejriwal has given emphasis to home quarantine as well.