Hospitals have probably never before been faced with such high in-patient numbers. With COVID-19 the challenge to admit patients becomes harder since patients need to be kept isolated from each other.
From the patient’s point of view, calling hospitals to only be told that they have no space for in-patients is very frustrating. For some patients, it can even be the difference between life and death. It is this frightening thought that led to the creation of covidbeds.org.
- District-Wise COVID-19 Cases In Karnataka
- COVID-19 Hospitals In Bangalore
- COVID-19 Test Centres In Karnataka
Covidbeds – Contact Details
- Website: https://covidbeds.org
- Email id: email@example.com
- Ambulance on WhatsApp Number: 76-108-108-48
What Is Covidbeds.org?
As the name of the website suggests, covidbeds.org is a website that lists the number of hospital beds in Bangalore available for COVID-19 patients. There are 68 hospitals currently listed on the website. Each hospital is listed with its address, phone number and whether or not beds are available.
The date and time this information was last updated on is also mentioned on the listing. Thus, when a patient needs to be admitted, they can check the list and head to a hospital that they have a higher chance of getting admitted to. Hospitals can be searched for by name or by location.
The website also lists 36 COVID-19 testing centers in Bangalore. The centers are listed with their addresses, phone numbers, the types of tests conducted, result duration and test costs. Services such as collection of samples at home are also highlighted.
The latest addition to their services has been a WhatsApp Ambulance service. Anyone in Bangalore who needs an ambulance can now request for one through the covidbeds.org WhatsApp account – 76-108-108-48.
Once the person sends a request with the location and personal details, the same is broadcasted to the nearest ambulance providers who can then respond to the individual.
Setting Up The Website
The website has been live since July 9th 2020. It started out as a personal project when the founder, Santosh Doddaiah realized there was a mismatch between the number of beds available in hospitals and the numbers listed by the BBMP website. In some cases, the hospitals listed by the BBMP were still under construction!
Many others were simply not equipped to deal with COVID-19 patients. He put together a report that was aired by a news channel but when it triggered no changes, he decided to set up an independent website for this information.
Covidbeds.org was designed and developed in 2 days. Today, apart from the website, information about bed availability, ICU beds, ventilators etc. is also shared through the covidbeds.org social media pages.