The central government has come up with a five point plan on Saturday to reduce rising corona cases in 12 states including Maharashtra, Bengal and Delhi. By implementing these, the government will try to stop new cases of growing corona virus in the country. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan presided over a high-level meeting with Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Municipal Commissioners and District Collectors of the 46 worst-affected districts of the 12 states affected by the corona virus epidemic. According to a release issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, representatives from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Punjab and Bihar attended the meeting. NITI Aayog member VK Paul was also present during the meeting.

In the statement issued by the government, it has been reported that after May last year, the country has seen the highest increase in weekly infection and mortality in India in March this year. This month, 71 per cent of corona cases and 69 per cent deaths have been reported from 46 districts. The statement further said that out of the total 36 districts in Maharashtra, 25 are the most affected. From here, 59.8 percent of the total cases reported in the country have been reported in the last one week. The five points that the government has directed to implement are as follows…

1- The government has made a strategy that corona testing of the people will be further enhanced, out of which the RTPCR investigation will be the head. 70% of the total investigations will be done through RT-PCR method. According to the statement, “the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is to be used as a screening tool to exclude cluster cases from densely populated areas.”

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2- Emphasis on isolation and contact tracing of infected people has been suggested. An average of 30 close people will be traced, tested and isolated in 72 hours.

3- The statement further states that the infrastructure should be upgraded and the health care workers should be reactivated. A targeted approach should be implemented to reduce mortality and reduce the number of deaths.

4- Care should be taken to ensure the protocells of the corona at all times. Especially in crowded places like market, inter-state bus stand, school-college, railway station etc. To ensure this, public awareness campaigns should be conducted with the active participation of the local community, in which leaders, religious heads and others should be mobilized. The statement also states that heavy penalties should also be imposed against those who failed to comply with the protocol.

5 – In the districts where the maximum number of new cases of corona virus are coming, vaccination should be done to a large number of people. Also, there should be no shortage of vaccine.

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