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India Launches Door-to-Door Covid Survey from July 1

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To flatten the Covid 19 curve India has decided to launch a mammoth door to door survey. The Uttar Pradesh government in India has decided to launch the new measure to lower the Coronavirus outbreak. Across 75 districts will screen and detect hidden cases for swift quarantine and capping virus spread.

The Union ministry of health and family welfare too had sent a directive to UP to conduct micro screening of patients and the state government may use its successful pulse polio campaign template to conduct the survey, which will kick off from Meerut division.

The Meerut division comprises districts of Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad, which are a part of the national capital region have witnessed a surge in cases. Meerut, Hapur and Bulandshahr too recorded a spike in June and accounted for Covid death , said the health officials.

Health teams would map vulnerable persons, including pregnant women, patients with co- morbid conditions like cancer, renal diseases or diseases, the elderly and children below ten years of age.

Samples were taken from vulnerable sections like health workers, slum dwellers, vendors and front line corona warriors. The effort revealed active cases in many places, which compels immediate assessment of the situation,” said a senior health officer.

The survey would be undertaken with the help of district administration, who are using the pulse polio campaign template for the purpose.

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