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1929 Manages Over 3 Lakh Calls

Bhubaneswar: Proving its mettle as an important establishment to help citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1929 24X7 City Call Centre of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has managed more than 3 lakh calls by the day ending yesterday. The Call Centre by July 21 has managed 3, 02,706 calls including incoming and outgoing calls.

While the Call Centre has received 1,21,428 incoming calls, its executives have made 1,81,278 outgoing calls from the facility, which is running from the Bhubaneswar Operations Centre of the Bhubaneswar Smart City office. Interestingly, during this period the Call Centre has shifted 8,027 patients to various dedicated COVID hospitals across the city.

It can be mentioned here that while the 1929 24X7 City Call Centre has contacted 1,44,053 COVID affected patients, who were in home isolation, its executives also made 28,561 calls to frontline COVID warriors in Bhubaneswar to know their vaccination status.

Apart from handling of incoming and outgoing calls, the City Call Centre is also helping citizens in vaccination related queries, supply of oxygen concentrators, issuing discharge certificates after the mandatory home isolation period, cremation of their kin and death certificate. Recently the vaccination queries relating to bed-ridden patients at home, physically challenged persons at home, vaccination for senior citizens through pick and drop facility, vaccination for foreign-bound students for their higher studies, expectant mothers and those facing problem of documentation of their vaccination certificates.

Apart from all the types of incoming calls coming to the 1929 24X7 Call Centre, many are related to doctors’ consultation as patients want to talk to the doctors directly. COVID positives under Home Isolation, patients wanting to shift to hospitals mainly want to have doctors’ consultation and the doctors on the shift provide all help with patience.

In fact, the counseling by the doctors is divided into two types, i.e. medicine consultation and psychological counseling. It is an important achievement to have more than 38,365 incoming calls being referred to doctors’ consultation.