Faculty phone numbers on hospital bed helpline
Telangana Health division’s web site which shows actual time availability of beds in COVID-19 hospitals had an error which blocked info from at the very least 4 main authorities hospitals.
The phone numbers displayed towards the 4 hospitals have been that of college members from their respective microbiology departments and so they weren’t associated to importing or disseminating details about availability of beds.
The web site ‘health.telangana.gov.in’ shows availability of standard beds, oxygen beds, and ICU or ventilator beds in authorities and personal hospitals. This knowledge is up to date often. Along with info on beds, phone numbers of every facility are talked about. This initiative had been drastically appreciated by individuals from varied quarters.
However, within the case of Gandhi Hospital, Chest Hospital, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences and Osmania General Hospital, contact numbers of their respective microbiology college had been displayed. Needless to say, their telephones rang off the hook as anxious individuals dialled the numbers searching for bed availability info.
“I received many calls. It felt sad to tell them that I don’t have the information about beds. We don’t know who uploaded the numbers,” a college member stated. Another stated that he answered round 30-40 calls from hapless individuals.
When senior officers of the Health division have been knowledgeable in regards to the error, they stated it will likely be corrected.