Amid rising number of covid-19 cases along with fatalities in the national capital, soon door-to-door survey would be conducted in containment zones across the city, the Centre announced recently.
The survey would be carried out by 7,000-8000 teams in over 4000 containment zones and other vulnerable areas to control infection, a New Indian Express report said.
In a press briefing, Dr V K Paul, member (health), Niti Aayog, announced about series of measures being planned to contain the spike in cases. Increasing overall beds including ICU beds, doubling testing to 1-1.2 lakh per day, mobile test labs, and enforcing quarantine of contacts are among many measures being undertaken to tackle cases, he said. Paul also announced that number of ICU beds to be increased to 6,000. 10 mobile test labs will be deployed in Delhi along with 10 teams to reach out to private hospitals to monitor Covid related issues, he added.
“Average daily test trajectory was increased after June in Delhi. The number of Covid-19 cases declined in mid-August. Since October the number of cases are at a record high,” Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan was quoted saying by the report. “Fewer cases have been detected in the last 48 hours but we can’t derive any conclusion yet.”
There has been surge in daily number of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. On an average,7,000 cases have been reported daily. On November, Delhi recorded the highest number of cases so far—8,593.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that Government may impose partial lockdown at some weekly markets, which are prone to become COVID-19 hotbed.