# **Covid 19 treatment in Bangalore: resource sheet**
This is a list of resources pulled from government websites and the internet that people might find useful. Please note that none of this information has been corroborated and has been presented verbatim from original sources.
# **Bed Allocation Information**
* Dial 108 for #ambulance to shift patients
* Dial 1912 if any #hospital denies bed
> "Persons with breathlessness may call the 108 services, which will ascertain if the person is COVID positive or a suspect, and arrange for an Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance to a nearby treatment facility in consultation with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) bed allocation team. If the person has not undergone a COVID-19 test, but has breathlessness, asthma or influenza-like illness (ILI), he/she will be shifted immediately to a COVID-19 hospital and tested compulsorily," stated a press release issued by the Karnataka government.
From Newsminute, [Dial 1912 if a Bengaluru hospital denies bed for COVID-19 patient](https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/dial-1912-if-bengaluru-hospital-denies-bed-covid-19-patient-127976), last updated 5th July.
Real-time (?) dashboard of hospital beds are viewable at this BBMP microsite:
# **BBMP mandated Fever Clinics**
You can locate your nearest fever clinic [here](https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1faGH5tZxnSsnt1o9XaxfSIN6l5gCTiS2&ll=12.904246965530128%2C77.5944806499999&z=11).
# **Testing centres**
You can find the list of testing centres [here](https://covid19.karnataka.gov.in/page/Testing+Centers/en).
# **Details of BBMP Health Officers (HO)**
In cases of emergency you may call them.
The ambulances for shifting Covid+ are with them.
The testing of primary contacts is also assigned to them. For asymptomatic primary contacts testing is done after 12 days. For symptomatic patients ot is done immediately at the fever clinic.
1. East Dr. Siddappa 9480684214
2. West - Dr. Hegde 9480683928
3. South - Dr. Shivakumar 9480973395
4. R.R. Nagar - Dr. Balasundar 9480685435 -
5. Dasarahalli - Dr. Balasundar 9480685435
6. Bommanahalli - Dr. Suresh 9480683473
7. Yelahanka - Dr. Savitha 9480684570 .
8. Mahadevapura - Dr. Surendra 9801750539
If you cannot locate your Health Officer, contact your Ward Corporator. You can find their details [here](http://wc.citizensforbengaluru.in/).
# **If you test Covid +ve**
*Did you get a message as COVID+VE? Do not worry. Here’s what you need to do.*
1. Call the BBMP Officer as per your BBMP Ward and inform. Share full address and Google location through WhatsApp.
* [BBMP East Zone Wards: First Response Contacts](/RgmEYPceS_SXE__F9qjGag)
* [BBMP Bommanahalli Wards: First Response Contacts](/OfWSnHQrQgCQwW670u9FGw)
* [BBMP South Zone Wards: First Response Contacts](/iZtE2rnNTU-_U6ifvU3zfw)
2. If you are keen to be treated in a private hospital, you can call and confirm availability of beds, treatment cost, etc. from any of the private hospitals, to name a few:*
a. CMH Hospital
b. Vydehi Hospital
b. Sakra Hospital
c. Columbia Asia Hospital
d. Narayana Hrudralaya
e. St. Johns Hospital
f. MS Ramaiah Hospital
g. Fortis Hospital
Call and confirm bed availability. Also, do collect the Nodal officer’s contact from the hospital.
3. If you are in a residential complex, inform the RWA President/secretary or other designated coordinator.
4. BBMP/Health department will arrive with an ambulance and make a health assessment, only after the department receives the confirmed report.
5. Do not self-drive or go with someone to a hospital (hospitals won’t accept patients by this route at any cost).
6. If you have insurance, get all the documents ready (no one from your family can come with you).
7. If you have a medical history file, keep it ready, especially the latest prescriptions and tests.
8. Pack your personal belongings for up to 14 days. Don’t forget your daily medications. Pack dry fruits, if needed.
9. Carry a thermal flask or an electric kettle if need be, for hot water needs (only if you are going to a CCC).
10. Ensure you have packed your mobile charger, cable, power bank, laptop.
11. Ensure you have taken your credit card, Cheque book, Banking details etc. for the payments at the Hospital.
12. *If you decide to avail Government service*, then the BBMP Health staff will recommend an available Hospital for Symptomatic patients, and a Covid Care centre/Home Quarantine as per policies, for asymptomatic patients. You may not have an option to choose.
13. Start writing down the name and phone number of your primary contacts in the last 7 days. If you had visited any public place like shops, office, parties, gatherings etc. list it down along with date and time. Keep this list ready to hand over to the BBMP Team. Please be truthful; this is for everyone's good.
14. *If your household help, cook or driver are primary contacts*, ensure that your family members inform them immediately.
15. When the ambulance arrives, be ready to leave immediately without making them wait. Once the assessment is done, they will take you to a Private hospital, Government Hospital or a Covid Care Center.
16. In case there are changes in Hospital or CCC after you leave your home, please call and inform your family members.
17. Please be respectful and cooperate with the staff. They are only trying to help in this challenging situation.
18. In case of any trouble from community or neighbours, call on 100 or the local police station.
# **Steps to take care of your health until the ambulance arrives**
1. Monitor your body temperature every 4 hours. Call *Apthamitra helpline 14410* and seek guidance in case of fever, cough, cold. etc.
2. If you have a Pulse Oximeter, monitor the Oxygen concentration levels every 4 hours. If your Oxygen level is less than 95%, alert the Senior Health Inspector/POC from BBMP _immediately_. You need emergency attention.
3. Do salt water gargling every 3 hours.
4. Eat healthy food and ensure you are well hydrated.
5. Isolate and stay away from your family members.
6. Try and organise a few N95 masks and wear them.
7. If you feel like freshening up, please do so, ensuring that the safety of the others around you is not compromised.
8. In case of breathing discomfort or health issues, call the Apthamitra helpline at 14410.
9. Stay calm and rest till the ambulance arrives.
# **Home Isolation Advice**
issued by Karnataka Govt, July 2020
* The official Twitter handle for Home Quarantine:
* The [QuarantineSquad](https://quarantinesquad.in/) page has information on how to observe home quarantine protocols, general information about Covid, and how to volunteer to work with the squad.
* How to report home quarantine violations: Contact @Home_Quarantine / call 080 45451111 / whatsapp or Telegram at 9777777684.
**Home Quarantine guidelines**
*last updated 4th July, 2020.*
# **Checklist if you or a family member are Covid positive**
compiled from personal experience
Just FYI, for those who wonder at 'why the panic' and also those who would rather be prepared than caught unawares...and with several cases popping up in the last 48 hours. Even if not for the severe symptoms, you might be left running from pillar to post for basic consultation so prep which doctor to contact, documents you may need, basic monitoring equipment, phone numbers of food/medicine delivery people.
The following was prepared by someone who went thorough the ordeal:
**Documents to keep ready:**
* **Form for COVID Testing** - Spare Copies with all data filled for everybody to save on exertion when you are sick
* One working pen
* Contacts of your family doctor, helpful doctor in the neighbourhood
* Contact numbers of your Neighborhood/Society/RWA office-bearers
* Contact numbers of COVID helpline of your district, district hospital, ambulance, medical store, medical oxygen cylinder provider, local plasma bank, people who have recovered recently from COVID-19, private and government COVID-19 testing labs servicing your area.
* All your medical papers for diseases that anyone in your family is suffering
* List of allergies and medicines that react
* One diary for maintaining records
* Home isolation declaration, printed, in a few spare copies
* A few blank sheets of paper
**Equipment/Items to keep ready:**
* A finger pulse oximeter with a spare set of cells (Most important and will help in saving lives)
* Two thermometers - I prefer mercury in glass, but digital ones are useful
* A couple of spare cells for your thermometer - each cell last for about two readings
* Adequate stock of regular medicines
* Spare water bottle, tumbler, cups, spoons & necessary cutlery, plates if one need to go into quarantine
* Personal toilet and sanitation kit for each person with a one-month supply of - comb, toothbrush, shaving kit, a small pair of scissors, soap, wipes, disinfectant, sanitizer, pads for ladies etc.
* An electric kettle for boiling water
* An electric steamer
* One working pen
* Adequate amount in cash
* Trash buckets with lids
* Garbage bags for proper disposal of trash
* About 5 litres of Sodium Hypochlorite, or Lizol-type disinfectant
* A half litre or more of hand sanitizers
* Adequate numbers of face masks of proper quality
* Mosquito repellents & bug sprays
* Nail clipper
Keep your mobile connections recharged
Keep your phone charger and one spare
Keep your laptop/tablet if you have one. Communications are important, in isolation you will talk to your immediate family over phone, even when you are in the same house.
Keep adequate provisions
Keep adequate stock vegetables, fruits and eggs in your refrigerator
Have a tie up for home delivery of drugs, provisions, food, water (if required) etc.
# **Designated Covid Health Care Hospitals & Centres**
A list of government designated public hospitals can be found [here](https://covid19.karnataka.gov.in/new-page/Designated%20Covid-19%20Hospitals/en).
A list of government designated private hospitals can be found [here](https://covid19.karnataka.gov.in/storage/pdf-files/Private%20Hospitals%20for%20Covid%2019%20with%20List%20of%20Hospitals.pdf).
You can find your nearest hospital using this website: [hospitaltracker.in](https://hospitaltracker.in/bengaluru). Please note that this website does not currently have up to date information about bed or ventilator availability.
# **If you can donate blood, please do**
# **Multilingual resources for Covid**
A collection of advisories and posters in multiple Indian languages, especially for low literacy and economically disadvantaged communities.
* [Design Beku](http://designbeku.in/covid-19-response/)
* [Noora Health](https://www.noorahealthcovid19.org/)
* [Content bank gathered from various orgs by India Water Portal](https://www.indiawaterportal.org/topics/coronavirus)
# Note on the content on this page
This content is collated from various sources and it would be greatly appreciated if you have any suggestions or amendments to ensure this content is up to date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any inputs. You can find more Covid related ICE content on the Design Beku [website](https://designbeku.in/covid-19-response/).