Delhi Govt’s Revised Covid-19 Containment Method to be Announced Soon, High-incidence Locations to be Surveyed
The Delhi government is working on modifying its containment technique and is most likely to conduct a survey in the high-coronavirus incidence areas of the city, officials said on Monday, a day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal satisfied Union House Minister Amit Shah for an evaluation of the COVID-19 circumstance in the capital. A leading official of the Delhi federal government stated a revised strategy of the containment technique is expected to be settled after conversations in the coming days.
With Delhi experiencing a fresh spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Centre on Sunday revealed a slew of steps, including providing 300 extra ICU beds, doubling the number of day-to-day PCR tests and a house-to-house survey in the national capital. The announcement followed an emergency situation meeting participated in by Shah and Kejriwal.
The home minister stressed that the whole set of containment procedures set up earlier should be reviewed continually, so that there are no gaps in implementation. “The Delhi government is discussing on revising the containment method, a strategy of which is most likely to be announced in a day or 2,” the official said.
There has actually been a substantial increase in the number of containment zones in Delhi since the unexpected spike in COVID-19 cases in the city. On November 1, the variety of containment zones was 3,359, which increased to 4,358 by November 15.
Officials stated a door-to-door study is likely to be introduced quickly in areas that reported a high variety of COVID-19 cases. “The survey will determine suspected COVID-19 patients in high-risk areas and groups to check and isolate them if they evaluate positive for the disease,” the authorities said.
Kejriwal had said after the meeting that the present number of around 60,000 everyday COVID-19 tests will be increased to over a lakh. The Centre will assist the Delhi government in scaling up the testing capability, he had said. The existing screening level is to be doubled through a restored concentrate on the door-to-door survey and aggressive contract-tracing, officials stated.
The study will be carried out by teams of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the city government and the municipal corporations of Delhi, and all the symptomatic individuals found in the study would be tested and offered the needed treatment, officials had said on Sunday. The primary minister had likewise stated around 750 ICU beds will be arranged at the DRDO centre by the Centre and the needed machines will be provided by it to help the Delhi federal government increase the number of ICU beds at its centers.
( the heading, this story has actually not been published by Important India News personnel and is published from a syndicated feed.).