After exposing artificial shortage of hospital beds in Bengaluru created by a nexus of Arogya Mithras stationed at various hospitals, staff of the agency that is handling the war room and certain BBMP officials, Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya has sought the help of Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani to revamp Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) bed allocation software.
“Had a conversation with Nandan Nilekani this morning and sought his help to revamp BBMP bed allocation software. Lots of gratitude to him for putting very best tech architects on the job immediately. Yet again, Nandan Nilekani has proved he is always available for Bengaluru!” Tejasvi Surya said in a tweet.
“This team of tech architects, also assisted by technology think tank iSpirit Product Nation, will redesign the bed booking software to make it efficient, transparent and minimise manual intervention. I thank the tech volunteers for helping this cause. People of Bengaluru will be grateful to you!” he added.
Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya on Tuesday (4 May) alleged that there are enough beds in Bengaluru city but none of them were available to people as war room personnel have been running a racket of false blocking beds and then allocating them to those they please.
An enraged Surya remarked that those involved in this racket will surely face an unpleasant end themselves as they have played with the lives of hundreds of people who died without having access to beds despite there being enough of them available.
After investigating data involving over 10,000 patients pertaining to distribution of bed, the procedure, protocol, time of booking, Surya said, they found dubious patterns of beds being blocked against names of patients who were in home isolation and the reallotment of the same to others.
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