Update : 02 May 2021, 11:30 am
10 Steps that can help you get a General / HDU BED in Bangalore Hospitals for COVID19 Treatment
Note : The following steps have been prepared in public interest and good faith by Emergency Response Team (ERT) Bangalore & https://www.covidhelplinebangalore.com . Our intention is to empower common man to help themselves. If after following all the 10 steps, still you are not able to find a bed, we request you to please keep up your efforts.
Step 1 : Make a Team. You cannot handle alone
Getting a Hospital Bed is a Team Effort. Make a small whatsapp group of doers.
Step 2 : Keep SRF ID, BU Number & Aadhar Card Ready
Step 3 : Check Latest Status on Beds Availability under BBMP Quota
Step 4 : For Beds Available under Private Quota
From the link in Step 3, make your list of hospitals to reach out. Get their contact nos via google. There are many hospitals which are not empaneled under SAST and are hence not listed here. These hospitals do not have govt quota. They have only private quota beds.
Step 5 : Make a list of all hospitals to reach out
Please don’t be choosy. Don’t look for nearby only. Be open for any hospital.
Step 6 : Assign Hospitals to each team member.
Each team member should be assigned 2-3 Hospitals. Team member should keep checking the beds availability page (step 3) every 15 mins. He must also call the hospitals assigned to him every 30 mins. Discharges keep happening 24/7 and beds are released. For private quota beds, keen follow up with the hospital will help.
Step 7 : Take Fast Action 1 – Call Arogya Mitra
While monitoring the Beds Availability Page (step3), the moment you see BEDS are available in a hospital, call the Arogya Mitra (AM) of that Hospital. Every Hospital mentioned in the link (Step3) has Arogya Mitra. The Arogya Mitra will then tell you if these BEDS are available or not in real time. Remember beds are being blocked in seconds. Hospital wise list of Arogya Mitras – https://covidhelplinebangalore.com/arogya-mitra-contact-details/
Step 8 : Take Fast Action 2- Call BBMP War Room
If the Arogya Mitra confirms – Yes, BEDS are available under BBMP / SAST quota in that hospital, immediately call the BBMP War Room (Contact Nos. given in Step 10) to block the bed. You will be connected to the War Room Call Centre agent, request him/her to block the bed in that hospital. Please ask the call centre agent to which mobile number will they send the confirmation.
Step 9 : Which BBMP war room to call ?
BBMP has 8 war rooms for 8 BBMP zones for bed blocking. So after Step 2, first find out under which BBMP zone does patient’s address (as per aadhar) comes by visiting https://bbmp.gov.in/zonalclassification.html
If you are not able to reach any BBMP war room on the below numbers, please call 1912 and ask them to block the bed.
Step 10 : Get confirmation of Bed Booked by War Room & Reach Hospital within 4 hours.
Once the BBMP war room blocks a bed, it will call the mobile number linked to the patient as per the SRF ID/ BU Number. This number is the same number given by the patient at the time of COVID Test. Please make sure that you reach the hospital within 4 hours. Many patients get beds allocated but they don’t follow up to check with BBMP war room and reach hospitals late (after 4 hrs). In such cases, the bed gets unblocked and given to other patients. So please take action in time.
100% Beds in Government Hospitals treating COVID 19 and 50% Beds in all Private Hospitals of Bangalore treating COVID 19 which are empaneled with Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust (SAST) are open for admission under the BBMP Quota.
Emergency Response Team (ERT), Bangalore
- Latest Beds Availability Status as per BBMP
- COVID-19 Ayushman Bharat Arogya Karnataka Scheme Empanelled Private Hospitals as on 02 August 2020
- Government Advertisement – Cashless Treatment for COVID-19 Patients in Private Hospitals
- Zone-wise list of doctors in Bangalore for admission to hospital beds.
- Government Order for appointing Senior officers teams to monitor private hospitals. Order also has the list of officers appointed for private hospitals.