Centre deploys special teams in 15 states to check spread of coronavirus
New Delhi : The Central government has deployed a special team in 15 states or 50 districts of India which have been severely affected by the coronavirus spread. The motive of these teams will be to provide technical support for containment of spreading virus in the area.
The Union health ministry decided to send these teams following state-level problems such as testing bottlenecks, few tests per million population, high confirmation rates, high testing confirmation rates, risk of capacity shortfall over the next two months, potential bed shortage, growing case fatality rate, high doubling rate, and a sudden spike in active cases.
Three-member teams have been sent to seven districts and municipalities each in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, six in Assam, five each in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Odisha, four each in Telangana, Haryana, Karnataka, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh, and three each in Gujarat, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, and Delhi.
“These teams are working in the field and visiting healthcare facilities to support the state health department in implementation of containment measures and efficient treatment and clinical management of cases within the districts or cities," the health ministry said.
The total number of active cases stands at 1,29,917, while a total of 1,29,214 people have been cured of the disease, taking the total recovery rate to 48.47%. At least 4,785 patients were cured in the previous 24 hours.