Truecaller Launched COVID Hospital Directory To Help Users

For Indian people seeking assistance during the pandemic, Truecaller has introduced a new COVID Hospital Directory. The directory is based on official government databases and contains the phone numbers and addresses of designated COVID-19 hospitals from various states throughout the world.

Truecaller claims that the data for the new feature came from official government databases. The directory is integrated into the software, and users can easily access it from the menu or dialer.

“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,“ said Rishit Jhunjhunwala, MD India, Truecaller.

These hospitals are located in the United States and are based on official government databases. There is a search button that will help you find the details you need quickly. It is necessary to remember that this does not guarantee the availability of hospital beds.

The company also promises to update the database on a daily basis to ensure that as many hospital phone numbers as possible are available throughout India. On Android devices, users will need to update the app from the Google Play Store to see the functionality. As of now, the feature is only available on Android smartphones.

Twitter, for example, is releasing an advanced search feature that will assist users in finding specific information. Using the advanced search function, they can narrow down their search to a specific location, hashtags, and the date the tweet was released. You can learn more about how to use the function by clicking here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration to Go Live in India for People Aged Above 18 Years From Today

COVID-19 vaccine registration in India for people aged between 18 and 44 years will go live from 4pm Wednesday, April 28.

This will be the third step of India’s vaccination campaign, which will broaden the current vaccination requirements to include people aged 45 and up. COVID-19 vaccination registration is required, and qualified individuals must have a valid Indian identification evidence, such as an Aadhaar card or a PAN card. India recently registered over 350,000 cases in a single day, the world’s highest total.

The government has made it mandatory for people aged 18 to 44 to register on the CoWIN portal and schedule a coronavirus vaccination appointment, stating that walk-ins would not be permitted at first to prevent “chaos” at immunisation centers until the inoculation campaign ramps up significantly.

Covaxin, produced by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, and Covishield, developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, are the two COVID-19 vaccines currently being used in the vaccination campaign (SII).

Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, will cost states Rs 400 per dose and private hospitals Rs 600 per dose, while Bharat Biotech’s Covaxi will cost states Rs 600 per dose and private hospitals Rs 1,200 per dose.

But don’t get your hopes up too high; while India has vaccinated a large number of people, we still have an absurdly large population, and the new push would simply increase the number of people who will be vaccinated.