Empty hospital bed or Remdesivir injections, these websites are helping covid patients find them
India Today Tech April 16, 2021
For a second day straight, India recorded over 2 lakh coronavirus cases. On Friday, the covid numbers were at 2,17,353, while Thursday saw 2,00,739 positive cases and the country's caseload going to around 1.42 crore. The second wave is dealier than the first one, despite the availability of vaccines and the knowledge of the virus. Cases in India have been rising exponentially since February, and the daily Covid-19 caseload in the country has doubled in the last 10 days.
With the rising coronavirus cases all over the country, there is a desperate need for hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, plasma donors and Remdesivir injections. Remdesivir injections are given to people with severe infection. However, there are reports of the injection being sold on the black market due to its high demand.
The government has prohibited citizens with mild to moderate symptoms from using it at home. "Remdesivir is to be used only in those who require hospitalisation and are on oxygen support. There is no question of its use in the home setting and for mild cases," NITI Aayog member VK Paul had noted in a statement.
Social media platforms are flooded with information about resources trying to help covid patients and those in need. Some of the websites that have been widely shared and are authentic are listed below. Social media pages on Twitter, Instagram, and Telegram are also helping people in need with the required information.
Readers must note that the helplines and websites, however useful, may be overburdened. Although, they may offer necessary assistance required by patients in dire need.
Following websites are assisting the people in need with the given helpline numbers:
Dr. Reddys -- Readytoffightcovid.in --- 1800-266-708-- Dr Reddys has launched a website to track the availability of Remdesivir injection in real-time.
Cipla -- www.cipla.com ---- firstname.lastname@example.org -- 8657311088 -- Cipla is currently giving Remedesivir injections directly to the hospital where a patient has been admitted in order to avoid the black marketing of the medicines.
https://blog.indianhelpline.com/2021/04/15/india-fights-covid/ blog of consolidated information on empty hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, information on plasma etc
https://delhifightscorona.in/ -- Delhi government's website to keep track of beds.
Hetero -- www.heterohealthcare.com -- 04040473535
https://covidhelplinebangalore.com/ -- website specifically for Bangalore with information about resources for covid.
https://t.me/fightagainstcovid19 (Telegram channel)
https://twitter.com/switchindiaorg (Twitter handle)
@112UttarPradesh (Twitter handle)