Published on April 19, 2021

Ahmedabad: Citizens are turning to the website of Ahmedabad Hospitals & Nursing Homes Association (AHNA) to ascertain the latest status of hospital beds.

“We thought that it would be easier for citizens to locate hospitals in their vicinity if we show them on a map,” said Piyush Shah, a Cept University alumnus and GIS expert. “We thus used the data — updated twice a day — and superimposed it on the geo-location of hospitals,” Shah said. “So citizens can click on a hospital icon or on a Covid care centre icon to find out the latest status.”

Shah and his team had earlier charted the data of Covid-19 spread in the city when AMC data was available and had also extended help to an organization to connect NGOs with those in need during the lockdown months.

“The users can click on any ward boundary to know the facilities available in specific areas or can go to individual hospitals to check the bed availability,” said Shah. “Mapping the location will help citizens find their way about easily.”

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