Central health team reviews Covid control measures in Udhampur

 A panel of high level health team from Government of India headed by Dr. S.K Singh, Director NCDC New Delhi along with Dr Tanzin Joint Director NCDC New Delhi today visited Udhampur, in view of  spike in COVID- 19 cases in the District.

The team visited District hospital, where Chief Medical Officer Dr. K C Dogra gave a power point presentation on the COVID-19 scenario in the District. He briefed about the steps taken up to contain the spread of the virus in the District. He informed that a total of 111 infected persons have been admitted to the District hospital. Besides 20 health teams are deployed in the field for Covid-19 management and aggressive contact tracing so far.

The Director enquired about the trend of transmission and procedure for containment, isolation ward, contact tracing of infected persons. Team members also enquired about the mortality rate in the district, nature of COVID-19 cases in the district. Team members stressed upon the health department to evolve an effective containment strategy for early detection of COVID cases for controlling the spread of coronavirus. They asked the district health authorities to take necessary steps to adopt strategies to control the infections in villages.

Team advised for 100% testing of symptomatic people and aggressive testing at PHC level for effective containment of COVID-19. The Director said that till some vaccine is available for this pandemic ‘we have to manage this through Non pharmaceutical measures including COVID Appropriate behavior, Mask wearing etiquettes and following the SOPs set for the COVID-19 containment.’

Later, the team, along with Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nagendra Singh Jamwal , officers from district Administration and Health department visited the Containment area and inspected the process of ongoing Covid-19 testing, interacted with frontline workers and discussed in detail the whole process of Contact tracing, following of SOPs and Isolation of patients at home. Team also visited to home isolated patients.

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