[COVID-19] Clarify number of helplines for grievances regarding non-availability of hospital beds: Karnataka HC to state, BBMP

"The proper working of the helpline is most crucial as this is the only resort available for patients and relatives to make a grievance about non-availability of beds", the Court observed.
[COVID-19] Clarify number of helplines for grievances regarding non-availability of hospital beds: Karnataka HC to state, BBMP

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday asked the state government and the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) to clarify the number of dedicated telephone lines in place for citizens to raise grievances regarding failure to secure hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.

Additionally, the Court also questioned the authorities on the action taken against the complaints received via the helplines.

The Court raised these questions while dealing with two letter petitions underscoring the lack of medical facilities for COVID-19 patients in hospitals.

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