Delhi government launches Delhi corona App for information on hospital beds, ventilators
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today launched the (Delhi Corona app download click here) to inform the public about the availability of beds and ventilators in COVID-19 designated hospitals in the national capital.
Kejriwal said that the app has been developed in-house. At the moment, Apple is not available for iPhone users, but it is available for Android users on the Google Play Store.
10 things to know about the Delhi corona app
1. You do not need to have an account or log in to the Delhi Corona app. All application features are accessible without registration. The application does not require any permissions such as storage or space to work.
2. On the app’s home screen, you can see the total number of Kovid-19 beds, as well as the competition of ‘Occupied’ and ‘Vacant’ beds. Under the Kovid-19 bed counter, you can see the total number of Kovid-19 ventilators, the number of ventilators occupied, and the number of empty ventilators.
3. Covid-19 beds and Covid-19 ventilator windows are followed by a messaging desk that redirects to the state government’s YouTube channel. At the moment, it also broadcasts videos of CM Arvind Kejriwal sharing updates on the Kovid-19 status in the city, as well as relief efforts by the state government.
4. In the top right corner of the home screen, there is a button that switches the language of the app between English and Hindi with just one tap.
5. At the bottom of the home screen is a button for “More Information”. Tapping on it will take you to another screen where you can check other COVID related information.
6. The Delhi COVID updates tab informs about the count of coronavirus cases in India and Delhi, as well as the number of test categories – ‘Today Trial Today’ and ‘Trial Total Trial Conducted’.
7. The app also redirects you to the Corona helpline of the Delhi government on WhatsApp. At the bottom of the second screen is a button that opens WhatsApp chat with Corona helpline.
8. The app also maintains a button to donate to the CM / LG Relief Fund. Tapping on this button leads users to a page where they can only scan the UPI QR code to donate to the fund. The page gives instructions on how to donate via check or demand draft along with NEFT bank transfer details.
9. The second screen also has an ‘on corona information’ tab, which helps you learn about COVID Health Services, Spot Zone Zone on Google Maps, COVID, and updates on government orders.
10. Users can also check ‘Down Lockdown Services’ using the Delhi Corona app to apply for ration, find hunger relief centers, find shelter, and more.
According to the latest available data, there are 11,565 active cases in the city, with a total of confirmed cases at 20,834.