Truecaller on Wednesday announced the launch of a Covid Hospital Directory for users in India. The directory is available within the application.
Users can access it through the menu or the dialer.
As the name implies, the directory offers telephone numbers as well as addresses of covid designated hospitals from multiple states across the country; sourced from official government databases.
Truecaller cautions that it does not assure the availability of hospital beds.
“We wanted to quickly introduce a simple directory of important numbers for Covid-related services. We have started with this hospital list and we’re working to add more verified sources soon. This is one among the many ways we’re helping with Covid relief efforts. We offer the support of the entire organisation and the Truecaller platform, for anyone that we can help,“ said Rishit Jhunjhunwala, MD India, Truecaller, in a release.
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The availability of the new feature comes as people are using social networking platforms to seek information about hospitals, beds, as well as other necessary things.
Earlier this week, Twitter introduced a Covid-19 vaccine fact box on user timelines.
The box is aimed at encouraging more people to get vaccinated.
“As COVID-19 vaccinations become more widely available, we want you to have access to the latest vaccine info in your country. This week you’ll see a prompt in your timeline; that links to sources about vaccine safety, efficacy, as well as news from public health experts,” Twitter said in a tweet.
Facebook is also hosting various resources through Community Groups on its platform as well as WhatsApp.
Some of these groups are Powai Women Networking (PWN), Gurgaon Helpline and Gurgaon Food Freak; Network Capital, and World Maratha Organisation.