Karnataka: Hospital bed booking system software upgraded for Covid patients
Karnataka, the hospital bed booking system software for the Covid patients has been upgraded to publish a dashboard containing real time information on bed availability in Bengaluru.
The Member of Parliament from Bengaluru South Tejasvi Surya has informed that the public can now find zone wise booking and admission and discharge data of patients in Government and private hospitals.
Due to a surge in Covid cases, the availability of hospital beds especially those with ICU and ventilator facilities have become difficult to get in Bengaluru.
Due to loopholes in the bed booking software, real time information on the availability of beds were not available to the people.
Hence these loopholes are plugged now to provide transparent, real time data reducing misuse by human intervention.
In this public dashboard of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, a patient now gets an instant SMS after a bed booking and two-factor authenticated person-specific login has also been introduced into the system.
Several more reforms like a digital queuing system for allocation of beds are in the pipeline and will be introduced in a week’s time.