New Delhi [India], June 2 (ANI): A mobile application has been launched in Delhi to provide information about hospital beds and ventilators for COVID-19 patients, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.
The mobile app "Delhi corona" can be downloaded on Google Play Store. People can also get information on www.delhifightscorona.in/beds or on the helpline number 1031.
Delhi has recorded over 20,000 cases of the novel coronavirus and cases keep increasing on a daily basis.
Addressing a press conference here, the Chief Minister said: "We are four steps ahead of coronavirus. Coronavirus cases in Delhi are increasing, but there is nothing to worry as we have made enough arrangements like beds, ICUs and ventilators in hospitals. There have been instances where people are complaining of a shortage of beds and medical facilities, so clearly there is a gap in information."
"There are 6,731 beds in Delhi. There are only 2600 patients in hospitals that mean 4100 beds are vacant. We are launching an app which will provide information about beds vacant or occupied in government hospitals as well as private hospitals. It will also provide information about ventilators available," he said.
Kejriwal said that some states in India and across the world faced a shortage of beds, ventilators and healthcare infrastructure, which led to many deaths due to COVID-19. (ANI)