If you’re looking for a COVID-19 hospital in your city but don’t know how to go about it, don’t panic. Truecaller, the popular caller ID app for smartphones, has made this task easier by adding a new COVID-19 hospital directory for all users in India. Interestingly, this new feature on Truecaller will include contact details, including phone numbers and addresses of designated COVID-19 hospitals across India.
Truecaller announced on Wednesday the launch of a COVID-19 hospital directory for users in India. The directory is available in the application. Users can access it through the menu or dialer. This new feature of Truecaller comes at a time when India is grappling with a new outbreak of COVID-19 in many states with a shortage of oxygen and critical care beds.
The directory features phone numbers and addresses of designated COVID-19 hospitals in several states across the country, taken from official government databases. Truecaller warns that it does not ensure the availability of hospital beds.
“We wanted to quickly introduce a simple directory of important numbers for COVID-related services. We started with this list of hospitals and are working to add more verified sources soon. This is one of the many ways we are helping with COVID We offer support from across the organization and the Truecaller platform, to anyone we can help, ”said Rishit Jhunjhunwala, MD India , Truecaller, in a statement.