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NMC corporators to help in aggressive contact tracing of COVID-19 patients: Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari

The number of COVID-19 cases in Nagpur has increased again recently. In order to review the current COVID-19 situation in the city, Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari paid a visit to Corona Control Room on Saturday, and discussed upon the measures and planning to contain the virus.

 

Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade, Additional Commissioner Sanjay Nipane, Assistant Medical Health officer Dr Narendra Bahirwar and Dr Vijay Joshi were also present during the visit.

 

The rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 patients in last few days has become a matter of concern of Nagpur and the health of its citizens. Under Mission Begin Again? which was initiated after relaxation of lockdown, citizens were allowed to resume their daily businesses following the norms, the Mayor said.

 

However, despite repeated requests and warnings of the government, citizens failed to comply with the guidelines. Many citizens were spotted in public places without wearing masks or maintaining social distancing. Increase in the cases since past few days is a major evidence for it.

 

Although NMC administration is taking strict action against such violators, penalty is not the only solution. Every citizen must recognise their responsibilities and follow the rules.

 

It has become mandatory now to perform aggressive ?contact tracing? of COVID-19 patients with the help of corporators in the entire process, the Mayor suggested.

 

Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari informed that the administration needs to take drastic steps in order to contain the virus.

 

Along with increasing contact tracing, the number of home survey teams should be increased as well. Classes from standard five to eight should be halted immediately, college classes should be conducted online as before, and inspection of offline classes should be done, he said.

 

Action against offline teaching classes, where rules are being violated, and those who do not wear masks in public places must be taken.

 

Staff at Corona Control Room should be increased. Testing of COVID-19 should be done on each and every person in the areas, where more patients are detected with the virus.

 

The Mayor further suggested to increase the number of Asha workers and nurses. He also communicated with NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B over a phone call on the same.

 

Nagpur recorded 725 positive cases of COVID-19 and six deaths due to the infection on Saturday.

 

Strict action against violators would be taken by the district administration for the following:

 

• Action against marriage halls, resorts and lawns for violation of rules
• Number of testing to be increased in rural areas from Monday
• Test of patients coming to private doctors
• Appeal to those returning from journey for testing
• Schools/ colleges with no facilities against the infection to be kept closed
• Crowing to be prevented in malls, shops and restaurants
• Administration to keep close watch on Kamptee, Katol and Saoner
• Special drive for investigation of ‘Super Spreader’

 

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