In Delhi, hospitals directed to provide Corona related information on the Delhi govt’s App, says CM Kejriwal

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed all the hospitals to make authorised helpline numbers to deal with COVID related queries. Delhi Corona App will show authorised helpline numbers for each hospital. The Delhi administration’s direction came on receipt of several complaints from the citizens that the phone numbers of these hospitals are unreachable most of the time. Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. who is also handling the additional portfolio as health minister, have directed all the dedicated COVID hospitals of Delhi to make authorised helpline numbers to deal with COVID related queries. All these hospitals have come out with 24*7 available authorised helpline numbers available at the Delhi Corona app which was developed and launched by the Delhi government to provide COVID-19 pandemic related queries in Delhi. “Any person who wants to reach out to these hospitals with the COVID-19 related information can now dial these numbers directly from the app,” Delhi Government said in its order. Kejriwal said  “Now when a patient clicks on the name of the hospital where beds are available, its phone number, along with its location on a map, will pop up. The Government had launched the ‘Delhi Corona’ app in June this year to provide real-time information on the availability of beds for the treatment of Covid-19 in hospitals across the Union Territory. Days after launching the app, the government had also ordered the hospitals to ensure real-time updating on the app. Coronavirus patients. It also helps people in Delhi to locate a nearby healthcare facility to diagnose and treat a COVID-19 infection near them. The Delhi Corona application is also free for all Android and IOS users and is available both on the Google Play Store and Appstore. The hospitals have also been colour-coded red, yellow and green depending on the availability of beds, with red denoting hospitals with very few beds available and green denoting hospitals with an adequate number of beds.

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