As the second COVID wave continues to surge in the country, several online portals containing information related to available beds, ventilators, oxygen cylinders, medication and other resources have been launched.
We have compiled a list of ten active online resource finders that are providing helpful information in these difficult times. The resource finders have been divided into two categories: those with details that are verified by volunteer networks, and those that take information from Twitter.
Please note: All the sources mentioned below are independently updated and verified by the respective website owners. While we are trying our best to only list websites that are genuine and active, ixigo cannot vouch for their authenticity. We advise our readers to exercise necessary caution.
Resources from volunteer networks
1. COVID Win
Website link: https://covidwin.in/
This website collects the latest information on the availability of oxygen, hospital beds, medicines, plasma, and even ambulance services, food and consultation services. Users can select their city and the search results can be sorted according to when they were last verified or their helpfulness, which is marked by upvotes/downvotes.
2. LIFE | Coronasafe Network
Website link: https://life.coronasafe.network/
Using this website, users can enter their city or district and the website will display all the available resources for it, such as helpline numbers, oxygen, medicines and hospitals, along with their contact numbers.
3. India COVID Resources
Website link: https://indiacovidresources.in/
This easy-to-use website collects information on the availability of oxygen, plasma, hospital beds etc., in major cities across the country and lists their phone numbers, along with the details of their last verification.
4. COVID Help
Website link: https://covid19-help-india.netlify.app/
This website lists the addresses and contact numbers of medical pharmacies and hospitals across the country. Most commonly required COVID resources such as oxygen beds, plasma, etc., are listed as filters that users can select as per their requirement along with their city.
5. COVID Fight Club
Website link: https://covidfightclub.org/
This non-profit website contains resources from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, collected by a group of volunteers from across India. Users can post their requirements, and suppliers can also list their information and availability details. A helpful dashboard at the top allows users to quickly filter search results according to the city.
Website link: https://covidrelief.glideapp.io/
Users can live track the availability of hospital beds using CovRelief, which aggregates this information from government websites. Along with this, users can also request for plasma, check state-wise COVID helplines and find important city-wise information such as hospital helpdesk numbers, ambulance control room contacts and more.
Resources from Twitter
Website link: https://external.sprinklr.com/insights/explorer/dashboard/
The Sprinklr website has a dashboard for finding resources such as oxygen cylinders, plasma, ICU/ventilator and hospital beds on a city-wise basis. It is updated every few minutes using real-time information from Twitter.
8. Twitter Search for COVID
Website link: https://covid19-twitter.in/
This link allows users to easily search for their required resource directly on Twitter and contains helpful tips on how to filter the search results. On searching for a particular requirement, a custom link is generated that leads users to matches on Twitter.
9. COVID Tools
Along with leads for COVID resources that are arranged city-wise, this website also contains a FAQ section and community chat feature for finding help quickly.
10. COVID Army
Website link: https://covid.army/
The COVID army website collects and displays tweets containing helpful contact numbers and resource information that can be filtered based on city and the required resource, such as oxygen, beds, food supplies and more.
Important tips to keep in mind when using these resources:
> Please do not pay in advance, and send only a token amount (if required at all). Pay the rest after collection/delivery is complete.
> It is advised that you call and verify a particular lead yourself. If the supplies are finished, make a note of the restocking details.
> While using Twitter resources, sort results by ‘Latest’, and don’t forget to check for replies under tweets. They can give you new leads, or tell you if a resource is no longer available.
We advise our users to call their respective state COVID helplines for any emergency information. Stay safe, and don’t forget to share this article with anyone who might need help!