Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) launched a new dashboard (http://chbms.bbmpgov.in/portal/reports/) to detail the number of available beds for COVID-19 patients in Bengaluru.

“The website is intended to show the real-time status of beds available in Bengaluru for COVID-19 patients,” BBMP commissioner BH Anil Kumar said.

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa in a meeting regarding COVID-19 situation in Bengaluru, had taken officers and ministers in-charge to task on the non-availability of information to the public.

In the meeting, officials were directed to take necessary steps for the immediate admission of patients who are tested positive for COVID-19. Immediately the officials swung into action and made the dashboard live.

The dashboard shows how many beds and ventilators are available in hospitals and help the patients to their family to take them to the right hospital in time. 

The in-house software development team at the Karnataka COVID-19 War Room that comprises developers, testers and database persons, have so far developed as many as six apps for different functions ranging from contact tracing, quarantine watch, tracking international, domestic arrivals and critical patients.

On Monday (July 13), Bengaluru city recorded 1,315 new cases and 47 deaths. The total cases in Bengaluru have reached 19,702 cases with 15,052 active cases and 321 deaths.

According to BBMP war room data, the wards with the highest number of newly reported cases were Pattabhiram Nagar, Gayathri Nagar, Singasandra, Chalavadipalya, Horamavu, Jayanagar East, Sampangiram Nagar, Begur, Shantala Nagar, Gali Anjaneya Temple ward, Rayapuram, Hagadur, Basavanagudi, and Basavanapura.