The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped India with a steep rise in new cases over the past few weeks. This has led to many people scrabble for basic needs to combat the Coronavirus pandemic that has affected the whole country at large. Several individuals and volunteer groups online have been amplifying SOS requests for the necessary requirements for patients affected with COVID-19. In the past week alone, there has been an influx of posts across different social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram looking for resources such as the availability of beds in hospitals, oxygen supply, plasma from recovered patients, important medicines and more. Here’s an exhaustive list of both official and crowd-sourced COVID-19 resources that could be helpful.
Checking Hospital beds availability online and government COVID-19 websites
There are several websites set up by the governments across different states and cities in India that provide real-time data on the availability of hospital beds. This can be helpful if you are looking for a bed, ICU, oxygen or ventilator support in a hospital for someone.
1. Andhra Pradesh: Check real-time availability of beds here: http://dashboard.covid19.ap.gov.in/ims/hospbed_reports/
Helpline number: 0866-2410978
2. Arunachal Pradesh: While the Arunachal Pradesh government does not have an active website for monitoring the availability of beds, it has started providing updates through Twitter. Additionally, a COVID-19 control room has been set up which can be contacted on 0360-2214216/2214238 and +91 9485 236 624/9436 055 743 (https://twitter.com/MyGovArunachal)
3. Assam: The government in Assam has set up a dedicated COVID-19 resources website that monitors the number of cases in the state. Apart from this, the website also lists dedicated COVID hospitals and their contact details. Visit the website here: https://covid19.assam.gov.in/
4. Bihar: The state of Bihar currently does not have a website that monitors the real-time availability of beds. There are reports, however, that it will be launched later this week. For now, there is a dedicated COVID-19 website where helpline numbers for different districts are listed: https://covid19.bihar.gov.in/
5. Chandigarh: While Chandigarh does not have an active COVID-19 bed monitoring system online, here is the link to the COVID-19 website created by the government which has contacts of hospitals, guidelines and helpline numbers: http://chdcovid19.in/
6. Chhattisgarh: Check out the bed availability details in Chhattisgarh hospitals here: https://cg.nic.in/health/covid19/RTPBedAvailable.aspx
Additionally, the government has released a district helpline for COVID-19 which can be reached at 104 and 0788-2210772/73.
7. Dadra And Nagar Haveli And Daman And Diu: Check out the availability of beds here: https://covidfacility.dddgov.in/
8. Delhi: The Delhi government has set up a dedicated COVID-19 dashboard for providing details about the availability of beds. The website can be visited at: https://coronabeds.jantasamvad.org/
9. Jammu and Kashmir: The helpline numbers are: 01912520982, 0194-2440283
10. Ladakh: There is a dedicated COVID-19 website that offers details on the new cases, guidelines and helpline contacts: https://covid.ladakh.gov.in/
11. Goa: The state of Goa is providing details about the availability of beds in hospital through its COVID-19 dashboard and releases a media bulletin every day that you can check here: https://www.goa.gov.in/covid-19/
12. Gujarat: Check out the bed availability details in hospitals of Gujarat here: https://gujcovid19.gujarat.gov.in/
For Ahmedabad, you can check out the availability of COVID beds here: https://ahna.org.in/covid19.html
For Vadodara City: https://vmc.gov.in/Covid19VadodaraApp/Default.aspx
13. Haryana: Check out the dedicated website for availability of beds in hospitals in Haryana: https://coronaharyana.in/
For Gurugram: https://covidggn.com/public/pages/gurugram-hospitals
14. Himachal Pradesh: Visit here for up to date information on details about the availability of beds in Himachal Pradesh: http://www.nrhmhp.gov.in/content/covid-health-facilities
15. Jharkhand: There is an official COVID-19 website by the government however it does not list the real-time availability of beds. The website has helpline numbers for people to call and know more details: https://www.jharkhand.gov.in/Home/Covid19Dashboard
16. Karnataka: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has a website dedicated to the status of hospital beds that you can visit here: https://bbmpgov.com/chbms/
17. Kerala: Check the availability of hospital beds across Kerala here: https://covid19jagratha.kerala.nic.in/home/addHospitalDashBoard
18. Madhya Pradesh: The government of Madhya Pradesh has a dedicated website for checking the availability of beds: http://sarthak.nhmmp.gov.in/covid/facility-bed-occupancy-dashboard/
19. Maharashtra: In Mumbai, COVID-19 war rooms have been set up which are taking care of providing information about the availability of beds. The central helpline number is 1916 and there here are the contact details on a Ward basis. Also, check out the official Twitter handle of BMC Mumbai which is providing regular updates on COVID-19. (https://twitter.com/mybmc)
Apart from this, there are some cities in Maharashtra that are maintaining a dedicated website for the availability of beds: Navi Mumbai (https://nmmchealthfacilities.com/HospitalInfo/showhospitalist) Pune (https://www.divcommpunecovid.com/ccsbeddashboard/hsr) Thane (https://covidthane.org/availabiltyOfHospitalBeds.html) Nagpur (http://nsscdcl.org/covidbeds/AvailableHospitals.jsp) Nashik (http://covidcbrs.nmc.gov.in/home/hospitalSummary)
20. Manipur: There isn’t an official website that is monitoring the availability of beds in hospitals of Manipur but the government has a COVID-19 website that offers details on the COVID designated hospitals in the state. The COVID-19 helpline for Manipur is 1800-3453-818 and 3852411668.
21. Meghalaya: The government of Meghalaya has an active COVID-19 website that displays the availability of beds in the state. Check it out here: https://meghealth.in/MeghCare.html
22. Mizoram: The state of Mizoram has an active COVID-19 website but that does not offer real-time status on the availability of beds. (https://mcovid19.mizoram.gov.in/) However, the government has issued a bunch of helplines for people. The toll-free number is 102. COVID-19 helpline is 0389-2323336/2322336/2318336. The COVID-19 Control room contact is 1070/0389-2342520/7629072785. Alternatively, people can reach out to the control room via WhatsApp on 9366331931.
23. Nagaland: There is an active website providing details about the spread of COVID-19 in Nagaland and contact details but it does not offer details on the availability of beds in hospitals. That said, the government has set up a COVID-19 war room which can be reached at 0370-227003 (https://covid19.nagaland.gov.in/)
24. Odisha: The state of Odisha has an active COVID-19 website that provides information about the spread of the disease in the state. It lists the details about the COVID hospitals but does not offer real-time data on the availability of beds. The COVID-19 helpline for people to reach out on are 1075 / 104 / 011-23978046 / 9439994859 (https://statedashboard.odisha.gov.in/)
25. Puducherry: Here is the link to the COVID-19 website made by the government which keeps a track of new cases, bed availability in hospitals and provides necessary contact details: https://covid19dashboard.py.gov.in/
26. Punjab: The state of Punjab has an active COVID-19 website that provides information on the designated COVID-19 hospitals. However, there is no real-time data for the availability of beds. Alternatively, people can contact the COVID-19 helpline at 8872090029.
27. Rajasthan: The state of Rajasthan provides details of hospital bed status and also maintains a COVID-19 website. You can check the availability of beds in hospitals of Rajasthan here: https://covidinfo.rajasthan.gov.in/COVID19HOSPITALBEDSSTATUSSTATE.aspx
28. Sikkim: The government of Sikkim maintains a dedicated COVID-19 website where it provides up to date information regarding the new cases. However, it does not offer real-time data on the availability of beds in hospitals. The COVID-19 helpline for Sikkim is 104 and people can also reach out to the control room at 204996 (East)/ 234538 (North)/ 250999/250633 (West)/ 264442/263722 (South).
29. Tamil Nadu: The government of Tamil Nadu maintains a COVID-19 website that provides details regarding the availability of beds in hospitals as well. You can check it out here: https://stopcorona.tn.gov.in/
30. Telangana: The Telangana government has a dedicated COVID-19 website that offers details and resources on the cases in the state. The COVID-19 helpline number is 104 and the control room numbers are also listed on this website. As for the availability of beds in hospitals, you can check out this separate website made by the Health Department of Telangana: http://126.96.36.199/SpringMVC/getHospital_Beds_Status_Citizen.htm
31. Tripura: There is a dedicated COVID-19 website by the government but it does not list the availability of beds in hospitals. Alternatively, people can reach out to the COVID-19 control room by the helpline numbers: 0381-2315879/2412424/2413434/2410111/2411622 and 8414-969-592.
32. Uttar Pradesh: The Uttar Pradesh government has recently launched its real-time bed availability tracker in hospitals. It is expected to be up and running with more data on all the hospitals by the end of this week. Meanwhile, the official COVID-19 helpline for UP is 1076/1070 and 1800-180-5145. You can check out the availability of beds in hospitals here: http://dgmhup.gov.in/EN/covid19bedtrack
33. Uttarakhand: The state of Uttarakhand has a dedicated COVID-19 website that keeps a track of new cases and also offers details about the availability of beds in hospitals. You can check it out here: https://covid19.uk.gov.in/bedssummary.aspx
34. West Bengal: The government of the West Bengal Health and Family Welfare department’s website keeps a track of the new cases in the state and provides information on the availability of beds in government and private hospitals every day. Alternatively, the Check it out here: https://www.wbhealth.gov.in/
Helpline: 1800313444222, 03323412600
List of crowd-sourced websites and social media handles to follow
Many crowd-sourced social media handles are amplifying SOS calls in India providing COVID-19 related assistance. Do note however that these are individuals and volunteer groups who have taken to the task of collating requirements of people suffering from COVID-19 and connecting them to resources offline. Although these groups/pages/profiles/handles are sharing verified leads, given the scale of calamity, the veracity of the information shared should be cross-verified by people looking for assistance related to COVID-19.
Social Media handles: