Kejriwal launches "Delhi Corona" app

Kejriwal launches "Delhi Corona" app

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New Delhi, Jun 2 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched an mobile application that will enable users to track availability of beds and ventilators across the private and government hospitals in the national capital.

The new app--' Delhi Corona'--will help the people in finding beds and ventilators and in case a hospital refuses to provide the same despite showing availability on the app, the user can call on the 1031 helpline number and action will be taken against the person or authority concerned, Mr Kejriwal informed.

He said the app will fill in the information gap between the public and the government as "right kind of information helps in building up the confidence and tackle the situation in reality." The chief minister informed that almost 4,100 beds are vacant in Delhi hospitals, still people are unaware. "This app will help the patient access the facilities better," he stated. The app also has a web page in case the user does not have a smartphone.

The user can also access the information through the helpline 1031. The SMS facility can also be used to gain the information, Mr Kejriwal said. The Delhi CM stated that his government was "four steps ahead of the contagion" and all arrangements were in place in view of rising cases in the national capital.

As per the latest update from the Union Health Ministry, the novel coronavirus tally in the national capital has reached 20,834 which includes 523 deaths. (UNI)