Karnataka govt to create digital platform to provide live information for COVID beds availability in Bengaluru

South India

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday chaired a meeting regarding COVID-19 situation in Bengaluru, wherein it was decided that a digital platform will be created to provide real-time information about the availability of beds and details about beds allotted to patients, to avoid any kind of confusions.


During the meeting, officials were directed to take necessary steps for the immediate admission of patients who are tested positive for COVID-19. 

Ministers were directed to hold a meeting with private hospitals regarding providing treatment in private hospitals.

To ensure availability of beds in a hospital, it was decided to provide treatment to moderately symptomatic in COVID care centres and asymptomatic in Haj Bhavan and private hotels.

Currently, 100 ambulance vehicles are available and it was decided to enhance the number as and when required.

A total of 442 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Karnataka on Thursday taking the total count of cases in the state to 10,560.

According to the State Health Department, there are 3,716 active cases and 6,670 patients have been discharged after treatment. 

Six more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 170.


With inputs from ANI

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