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COVID-19: Delhi launches mobile app to track hospital beds

COVID-19 mobile app

In an endeavour to make people available easy information about number of bed lying vacant in Delhi hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched a mobile application.

While addressing a video conference, he assured people that the government has adequate arrangement to tackle COVID-19 patients.

“The cases are on a rise… but we need not panic. We have made sufficient arrangements. We are launching an app today which will give everyone the status of hospital beds and ventilator availability in Delhi,” the Chief Minister said.

The app is available on Google Play and all the information can also be accessed on the website – delhifightscorona.in/beds. Information would be updated twice a day – at 10 am and at 6 pm.

The Chief Minister has also given a WhatsApp number – 880007722 – to access the app. There is a helpline number 1031, which can be accessed if hospital refuses to admit COVID-19 patients despite vacant beds as per the app. On Monday, Delhi eased restrictions on shops and markets and allowed salons to open, but at the same time put stringent curbs on interstate travel for a week.

Delhi is third on the list of worst-affected states after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with 147 containment zones. Monday saw the highest increase in the total number of cases–more than 900. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state has increased to 20,834. As many as 523 people have died in the state due to Covid-19 infection.

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