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Karnataka Covid-19 war room to implement bed management system in four other districts | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU: Bed management system in four districts of Karnataka that have reported high incidences of Covid-19 will go automatic within the next 15-days. Taking cue from success of the system in Bengaluru Urban district that has highest number of Covid-19 cases in the state, the state Covid-19 War Room has decided to roll out this system in Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Mysuru and Tumakuru, Munish Moudgil, head of Covid-19 war room, said.
“Automating the bed management system is the only answer to the issue,” Moudgil told TOI. Categorically refuting an inference that this roll out is due to inability of respective district administrations in handling the situation locally, Moudgil said there is always scope for improvement. “All of us are fully aware of the developments that Bengaluru saw initially of people being forced to wait or even dying till help arrived at their doors,” he said.
The system in Bengaluru that as on October 4 reported 2.50-lakh Covid-19 positive cases has been streamlined fully now, Moudgil said. The Covid19 war room has chosen Mysuru (37328 positive cases), Dakshina Kannada (24312 cases), Hassan (18330 cases) and Tumakuru (14394 cases) for implementing this system in that their caseload is spiking faster than most other districts and the same cannot be done manually any more.
This will also bring down the workload on the concerned health workers who are in charge of informing people about their Covid-19 positive test status and arranging a treatment facility for them, he said. People based on symptoms will be allowed to remain in home quarantine, or shifted to either institutional quarantine or taken to a Covid care centre. The system comes with a robust ambulance tracking system to facilitate patient transfer, he said.
Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner Dr K V Rajendra said the district administration in light of this offer by the Covid19 war room has put its efforts to roll out a similar system on the backburner. “We are getting a tested and proven model that will be localised to meet our needs,” he said adding that the war room has provision to handle around 5000 calls at a time through Apta Mitras and people will benefit vastly from its implementation here.


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