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The civic body is in talks with empanelled hospitals to create a central monitoring mechanism, a dashboard, making information on bed accessible to the public through its website.

After getting feedback from the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Pune over covid-19 patients being sent scurrying between hospitals for admission due to non-availability of beds, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is now gearing up to develop a dashboard which will carry all the information on the availability of beds for covid-19 patients in different hospitals across the civic body.

IMA, Pune demanded that PMC should collate the data on the availability of beds for covid-19 patients in different hospitals on a single dashboard on its website, keeping it regularly updated, by saying, “Although there are dedicated covid-19 hospitals, it has been observed that many times our members (doctors) find it difficult to guide patients on the availability of beds in different facilities. Thus we request the civic body to develop a central monitoring mechanism, a dashboard, on its website for the purpose.”

As a single source of information, the dashboard should be updated in real time so doctors and patients will get information about the availability of vacant beds for covid patients, said IMA.

Ensuring that the feedback will translate into action, the PMC health chief, Dr Ramchandra Hankare, said, “The civic body has currently 79 hospitals in the panel for covid-19 treatment. We are in talks with them to such a mechanism making information on bed accessible to the public through our site. For doing this, we are deploying services of the smart city department. Once this happens we will have real-time updates on vacant beds in different wards including ICU and also those with a ventilator facility.”

Once this mechanism is put in place, it will not only help the covid-19 patients but also the non-covid-19 patients who are struggling to find ICU beds and ones with ventilator support, Hankare said.

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Quelle/Source: ETGovernment, 15.05.2020

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