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To know availability of COVID-19 beds in pvt hospitals, dial this helpline number

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A 24-hour helpline can now let you know about the availability of beds for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals in the city. The helpline numbers are 079-26409999 and 079-26403333. The helpline was jointly launched by The Ahmedabad Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (AHNA) and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Tuesday.

The helpline will also provide information on home care services for COVID-19 patients and availability of ambulance services for them.

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The helpline has been launched to ensure that patients don’t have to run from hospital to hospital in search of beds and treatment is not delayed. It should be noted that at present the details of bed availability is updated on AHNA’s website every day but sometimes it is not up to date. The helpline will ensure that the caller will get to know the updated availability.

In all 55 private hospitals have been requisitioned by the AMC to provide COVID-19 treatments. At present, the AHNA website provides information and a break-up of isolation beds, High Dependency Units (HDUs), Intensive Care Units (ICUs) without ventilators and with ventilators — of both occupied and vacant beds.