Centre rushes teams to Manipur, five other states reporting high number of COVID-19 cases

The multi-disciplinary teams have been sent to Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Manipur in view of the increased number of COVID-19 cases being reported by them.


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The Centre on Friday rushed two-member high level teams to six states, including Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Manipur, that are reporting high number of COVID-19 cases.

The multi-disciplinary teams have been sent to these states for COVID-19 control and containment measures, the Union Health Ministry said in a statement.

"The team to Manipur will be led by Dr L Swasticharan, Add DDG and Director EMR; team to Arunachal Pradesh will be led by Dr Sanjay Sadhukhan, Professor AIIH and PH; for Tripura Dr RN Sinha Dir Professor, AIIH and PH; for Kerala Dr Ruchi Jain, Public Health Specialist Gr II, RoHFW; for Odisha Dr A Dan, Public Health Specialist AIIH anf PH and for Chhattisgarh Dr Dibakar Sahu, Assistant Professor, AIIMS Raipur. Teams will be supporting them in their efforts for targeted COVID response and management, and effectively tackling the pandemic," the ministry stated.

The two-member high level team to these states consists of a clinician and a public health expert. 

"The teams will visit the states immediately and monitor the overall implementation of COVID-19 management, especially in testing, including surveillance and containment operations; COVID Appropriate Behaviour and its enforcement; availability of hospital beds, sufficient logistics including ambulances, ventilators, medical oxygen etc., and COVID-19 vaccination progress. The teams will monitor the situation and also suggest remedial actions," it stated.
 

First Published:July 2, 2021, 4:46 p.m.

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