Charity Beds Is Ensuring Hospitals Don’t Turn the Poor Away

How can the underprivileged people in Delhi-NCR be assured of hospital beds during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

Updated10 Jun 2020, 09:20 AM IST
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How can the underprivileged people in Delhi-NCR be assured of hospital beds during the COVID-19 pandemic? Charity Beds offers a solution.

An initiative to mediate between the unprivileged and government and private hospitals, to help the poor get treatment at an affordable cost, Delhi-based Charity Beds says, “We help patients when someone calls us, we go to government hospitals and pick up patients from there, we help people reaching private hospitals directly.”

In a conversation with The Quint’s Editorial Director Sanjay Pugalia, Charity Beds founder Kapil Chopra says “Delhi is in a grave state” due to the rising number of coronavirus cases which is resulting in a lack of hospital beds across the National Capital Territory (NCT).

“For two months we have not been able to provide hospital beds to the economically weaker sections of society.”
Kapil Chopra, Founder, Charity-Beds

Chopra says that there is a huge information gap which is also resulting in patients being unable to avail hospital beds. But how are they helping bridge the communication gap?

They are periodically putting together information on all available hospital beds across Delhi NCR on twitter. 

Further, through this they are also trying to reduce the patient’s travel time so that the chances of the infection spreading can also be lowered.

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Published: 10 Jun 2020, 06:21 AM IST

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