COVID-19: After Dharavi, Now It’s Door-To-Door Screening In Govandi And Kurla


City enterprise is utilizing nearby volunteers to recognize all the contacts of positive patients and moving them to isolate offices over the city

With Mumbai recording more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases day by day, the BMC has now increased determination to follow close contacts of patients. In any event 10 individuals are being distinguished per patient and moved to isolate offices. Simply the manner in which it is being done in Dharavi, the BMC has begun entryway to-entryway screening in Govandi and Kurla. They are likewise taking the assistance of nearby volunteers to defeat some on-field difficulties.

Right now, L ward has in excess of 1,627 cases and M East has more than 1,302 cases. While the screening procedure began in L ward fourteen days prior, in M East, the entryway to-entryway registration began three days back. Prajakta Lavangare, IAS official responsible for Zone VII that covers M East, M West and L wards, stated, “We are as of now doing fever camps in the zone and network laborers are recognizing the suggestive patients. Be that as it may, we need to follow the COVID-19 presumes early. We chose to take up house-to-house overview in control zones in an exhaustive way inside a period breaking point of a few days. We trust that we will have the option to disconnect them early and wean them away from the network to break the chain of disease.”

Lavangare further said that to smooth out the way toward testing, a group of wellbeing laborers were distinguishing individuals with manifestations and the individuals who are experiencing different diseases. As a component of the screening procedure, the group visits the ghetto pockets and checks the temperature just as oxygen levels of inhabitants.

Aside from BMC authorities and a specialist, the group additionally incorporates nearby volunteers chose by the ward office. Nonetheless, individuals living in ghetto regions are troubled about being tried and it is a test for wellbeing laborers to persuade them to move to an isolate office. Dr Khalid Shaikh, proprietor of Sai Hospital, who assisted with the screening procedure in Dharavi, and is presently helping in M East zone also, said that there was still a great deal of shame connected to COVID-19 patients.

“When BMC authorities visit a patient’s relatives and family members, they are not ready to give subtleties. They are hesitant to get tried on the grounds that they believe they won’t get food on the off chance that they move to an isolate focus. The nearby volunteers assist them with feeling good and afterward they help out the wellbeing laborers,” he said.

“Prior, the proportion of a patient and high-chance contacts was 1:5, however now we are attempting to build that to 1:10. We would then be able to move the high-hazard contacts to isolate offices to evade additionally spread of the disease,” included Lavangare. She said that the nearby volunteers had been roped in as COVID Yoddhas to help with contact following.

Aside from assistants who convey the COVID-19 bodies from the ward to the morgue, the metro boss as of late passed a request saying that R500 a day ought to likewise be paid to each COVID Yoddha.


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