March 4, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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Covid cases declining, keep a tab on spread: BBMP Chief Gaurav Gupta

Covid cases are on declining path under BBMP jurisdiction and precautions must be taken to contain the spread of the infection in localities with high case load, suggested BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta.

Addressing a virtual meeting on Thursday on controlling covid infection in city, he said that, case graph over the past week across all 8 zones has been reviewed, and it was observed that, there is about 30% reduction in day-on-day case numbers across all zones.

Positivity rate has reduced from 25+ during last week to 17%-20%. But, BTM Layout, Malleshwarm, HSR Layout, Konanakunte wards were noticed to be having higher case load, and hence stricter containment measures should be enforced in these locations, he directed.

Map the positivity rates of RAT and RTPCR across all zones, and red flag if there is any higher positivity noticed. All cases who were contacted and marked as home isolation shall be discharged on the platform on 7th day, he said.

Mobile Triaging Units shall focus on triaging 10-15% of overall case load and 100% of all cases recommended hospital/CCC admission, shall be physically triaged on the same day, the chief commissioner said.

Covid Care Centre:
Covid care centres have been set up in the city as per the necessity. But most of the infected persons are under home isolation. So, identify the number of CCCs required based on the case load and current occupancy. Accordingly, redeploy staff from zero occupancy CCC’s, he said.

Vaccination coverage across the 4 categories (Dose 1, Dose 2, 15-17 age group and precautionary dose) was discussed in the meeting. All Zonal Coordinators should review the coverage on a daily basis and accordingly guide zones to ensure 100% vaccination, the chief commissioner said.

State covid war room head, commissioner of health and family welfare department, A team containing CHBMS head, home isolation head, all zonal commissioners, all zonal coordinators, all zonal joint commissioners, zonal health officers, bbmp war room team and other concerned officials were present.

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