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Coronavirus: Centre rushes 50 high-level public health teams to Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab

By Rajan Nath -- April 06, 2021 11:39 am -- Updated:April 06, 2021 11:45 am

Coronavirus India: The Central Government has constituted 50 high-level multi-disciplinary public health teams and deployed them to 50 districts across Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab in view of the recent large numbers of daily new coronavirus cases and daily mortality being consistently reported by these States.

The teams were being rushed to 30 districts of Maharashtra, 11 districts of Chhattisgarh and 9 districts of Punjab to assist the State Health Department and local authorities in coronavirus surveillance, control and containment measures.

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Coronavirus India: Centre deployed 50 health teams to 50 districts across Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab in rising coronavirus cases.

The two-member high-level team consists of a clinician/epidemiologist and a public health expert.

The teams will visit the States immediately and monitor the overall implementation of COVID19 management, especially in testing, including surveillance and containment operations; COVID Appropriate Behavior and its enforcement; availability of hospital beds, sufficient logistics including ambulances, ventilators, medical oxygen, etc., and COVID19 Vaccination progress.

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Coronavirus India: Centre deployed 50 health teams to 50 districts across Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab in rising coronavirus cases.

Three senior officers from the Government of India have been appointed as nodal officers for the three states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab.

Coronavirus India: Centre deployed 50 health teams to 50 districts across Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab in rising coronavirus cases.

The high-level teams will report to and coordinate with the nodal officers for the three States. They will submit daily reports on five aspects including Testing; Contact Tracing including Surveillance and Containment; Hospital infrastructure including ICU, ventilator and oxygen beds; Enforcement of COVID Appropriate Behavior; and COVID Vaccination.

The Union Government has been leading the fight against the global pandemic with a ‘Whole of Government’ and ‘Whole of Society’ approach under the umbrella strategy of ‘Cooperative Federalism'.

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