The Central Authorities has constituted 50 high-level multi-disciplinary public well being groups and deployed them to 50 districts throughout Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Punjab in view of the current spike in Covid circumstances and every day mortality. The groups are being rushed to 30 districts of Maharashtra, 11 districts of Chhattisgarh, and 9 districts of Punjab to help the State Well being Division and native authorities in COVID-19 surveillance, management, and containment measures, the federal government mentioned on Monday.
The 2-member high-level staff consists of a clinician/epidemiologist and a public well being professional. The groups will go to the states instantly and monitor the general implementation of COVID19 administration, particularly in testing, together with surveillance and containment operations; COVID Applicable Habits and its enforcement; availability of hospital beds, ample logistics together with ambulances, ventilators, medical oxygen, and so forth., and COVID19 Vaccination progress.
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Three senior officers from Govt of India have been appointed as nodal officers for the three states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Punjab. Vijoy Kumar Singh, AS&FA, Ministry of Textile is the nodal officer for Punjab; Richa Sharma, Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Setting, Forest and Local weather Change is the nodal officer for Chhattisgarh, whereas Kunak Kumar, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and City Affairs is the nodal officer for Maharashtra. The high-level groups will report back to and coordinate with the nodal officers for the three States. They’ll submit every day studies on 5 features together with Testing; Contact Tracing together with Surveillance & Containment; Hospital infrastructure together with ICU, ventilator & oxygen beds; Enforcement of COVID Applicable Habits; and COVID Vaccination.
As an ongoing effort to strengthen the efforts of assorted State/UT Governments for COVID administration, the Central Authorities has been deputing Central groups now and again to go to varied States/UTs. These groups work together with the State/UT authorities and get a first-hand understanding of the challenges and points being confronted by them in order to strengthen their ongoing actions and take away bottlenecks if any.