The Union Health Ministry on Friday rushed two high-level multidisciplinary teams to Chhattisgarh and Chandigarh in view of surge in number of coronavirus cases being reported from the State and UT.
These teams would work with the respective State and UT Government to ascertain the reasons for sudden surge and even assist in undertaking gap analysis and recommend requisite COVID-19 control and containment measures.
The team to Chhattisgarh would be headed by Dr. SK Singh, Director, National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and has experts from AIIMS, Raipur and All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health.
On the other hand, the team to Chandigarh is being led by Vijoy Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Textiles with experts drawn from Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.
Chhattisgarh, recently, witnessed a significant spurt in fresh COVID cases as well as new deaths every day while Chandigarh has also seen a significant surge in new cases of coronavirus.
The deployed teams would visit the most affected districts and hotspots in the State/UT to take a stock of on-ground implementation of public health interventions.
Also, the teams would share the key findings, recommendations and remedial measures to be taken up with the Chief Secretary/Chief Administrator.
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