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In Gurgaon, online portal to get beds

Officials said people can now sign up for hospital beds on the Covid portal, covidggn.com, under the ‘register for hospital bed’ section.

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon |
Updated: April 22, 2021 3:55:54 am
Officials from the district administration have offered reassurance that additional beds are being arranged in the district through tie ups with three establishments. (Representational)

With a shortage of beds for Covid patients being felt in Gurgaon as cases surge, the district administration has launched a new initiative to streamline the process of allotting beds.

Officials said people can now sign up for hospital beds on the Covid portal, covidggn.com, under the ‘register for hospital bed’ section. They have to click on ‘Request Now’, following which a performa opens up where they can fill out the patient’s details.

“Once these requests are received, a list of patients will be prepared by the district administration, which will be perused by a team of doctors. After that, arrangements will be made to admit the serious patients in hospitals,” said a district administration spokesperson.

Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg said, “Serious Covid patients of the district will be immediately admitted at hospitals and their treatment will be started. If there is a need to admit a person at hospital for treatment, they should definitely get beds…We are making every effort to increase the number of beds in Gurgaon district. We hope to add around 600 beds in the next three-four days.”

Gurgaon on Wednesday recorded its highest single day spike in Covid cases, with 2,988 people testing positive. The number of active cases of the infection has now reached 16,027, of which 15,010 are in home isolation.

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