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NMC to increase contact tracing of COVID-19 patients in Nagpur

NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B

NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B

A sudden surge of COVID-19 cases in Nagpur district has sent a wave of panic among the districts administration. On Thursday, the district recorded 500 positive COVID-19 cases in the span of 24 hours, taking the infection tally to 1,37,498.

Out of the total 500 cases, 445 were recorded from Nagpur city, 53 were recorded from rural areas and two were detected near the districts premises.

 

Five patients died due to the virus on Thursday, taking the death toll to 4,215, the district information office said in a statement.

 

Addressing the rising COVID-19 cases in the city, Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B, on Thursday, convened a meeting with rapid response teams (RRT) and zonal medical officers, and directed them to increase the contract tracing of COVID-19 patients in Nagpur.

 

The number of active COVID-19 infected patients has reached 2,765. Around 200 to 300 citizens are contracting the virus ever day. As a preventive measure, it is necessary to test the citizens, who have come in contact with the infected patients before, the Municipal Commissioner said during the meet.

 

He also directed the citizens to observe social distancing and take action against those, who do not use face masks and hand sanitizers, with the help of NMC’s Nuisance Detection Squad (NDS).

 

COVID-19 cases have been constantly increasing in the city. Be your own warrior in the battle against the virus. Use a mask when stepping out of your house, maintain social distancing, wash your hands from time to time. It is responsibility of both the administration and the citizens to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Nagpur. Don’t let senior citizens go out of the house, take care of them, he said.

 

All housewives, milk vendors, vegetable sellers, meal preparers, watchmen, shopkeepers, who come in contact with a large number of people for work, must be tested for COVID-19 from time to time. Citizens, who get negative reports from rapid antigen test, but have virus related symptoms, must get their RTPCR tests done at the same centre.

 

It has also been observed that, several patients admitted in private hospitals get shifted to GMCH or Mayo Hospital when their health deteriorates further. Instead of shifting the patients, private hospitals need to provide better treatment and take care of the COVID-19 patients on their own, he added.

 

Additional Commissioners of Police Jalaj Sharma, Ram Joshi, Sanjay Nipane, and medical health officers Dr Sanjay Chilkar, Dr Narendra Bahirwar, Dr Tikesh Bisen were present during the meet.

 

Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B also directed Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar, via a phone call, to take strict action against careless citizens, who are flouting COVID-19 norms.

 

Since the implementation of Mission Begin Again? citizens have become more careless, thus increasing the number of COVID-19 infections in the city. Strict action should be taken against the citizens in this regard, he said.

 

 
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