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COVID-19 surge: Glitches in BBMP bed blocking software cause anxiety

The Hindu | 10/05/2021 12:59 PM | Click to read full article

A senior civic official, in charge of bed allotment in Bengaluru, acknowledged these glitches and said ‘the software is under review and they will be fixed’.

Glitches in the hospital bed allocation system of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) are adding to the anxiety of families of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Take the case of Monisha Gupta (name changed), whose mother was in a high dependency unit (HDU) bed allotted by the city’s civic body. Her condition worsened and she needed to be upgraded to an ICU bed.