In a fight against Covid-19, Central teams to assist Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, UP

In a fight against Covid-19, Central teams to assist Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, UP

The Union Government has decided to depute high-level Central Teams to Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh to support the States in COVID response and management.

The Union Health Ministry stated that these States are either reporting a rise in the number of active cases or demonstrating a rise in daily new cases.

The high-level Central Teams to assist Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh to support the States in fight against COVID-19.

The high-level central teams have been sent to four states — Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh — to help the state governments in a fight against COVID-19 amid the recent surge.

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Last week, the Central Government had sent the high-level teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur, and Chhattisgarh.

The teams will visit the districts reporting a high number of COVID-19 cases and support the state efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures, and efficient clinical management of the infections.

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The high-level Central Teams to assist Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh to support the States in fight against COVID-19.

The Central teams would also guide in managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up, the government said.

The high-level Central Teams to assist Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh to support the States in fight against COVID-19.

In Punjab, Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan said that all the officials concerned have been directed to ensure that a minimum of 15 contacts of each positive patient must be identified and tested as per the COVID-19 guidelines.

India on Sunday reported 45,209 new COVID-19 cases, taking the case tally to 90,95,807 while the death toll mounted to 1,33,227 after 501 new deaths were reported from the country.

-PTC News