Increase Covid Contact Tracing: Nmc Admin | Nashik News
Pawar asked the health department to speed up the search and testing of people with Covid-like symptoms. The review meeting was called with health officials following the increase in the Covid positivity rate, which was 1-2% around three weeks ago, but rose to 5% over the course of of last week.
Pawar told officials to discover at-risk contacts of Covid patients and carry out their tests. He also asked them to assess the preparedness of NMC hospitals although hospitalization of Covid patients is extremely low in the city. NMC Medical Steward Bapusaheb Nagargoje said the number of Covid tests has been increased from the previous 400 to 700 Covid tests in the city. Of which, more than 450 tests are carried out at the laboratory of NMC, while the remaining tests are carried out in private hospitals.
During the meeting, the administrator of NMC also reviewed the dengue fever situation in the city and requested the department to take all measures to reduce dengue fever cases. The NMC administration called on people to take precautions and ensure that mosquito breeding grounds are not created. NMC also called on people to take precautions such as cleaning and drying water storage units once a week, covering all household water tanks, disposing of rubbish like tires, keeping the premises of the school and clean offices, wear covered clothes and approach hospitals in case of fever etc.