Door-to-door survey to trace Covid-19 cases in Bhubaneswar slums


Bhubaneswar: In order to protect people of the city and provide the service like early diagnosis and prompt treatment for any (Coronavirus) Covid-19 related symptoms, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will launch a surveilance in all slums in continuation with its ongoing survey from Tuesday.

Bhubaneswar has now become the hotspot in Odisha as maximum of 44 Covid-19 cases. So far, the State has reported 55 Coronavirus cases.

A total no of about 1000 personnel comprising Anganwadi Workers, Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) and Manhila Arogya Samiti (MAS) members will conduct the surveillance.

The orientation of health workers and CDPOs has already been done with guidance of ADUPHO, CHO and CDPO, said BMC Deputy Commissioner (Sanitation) Suvendu Kumar Sahoo.

As per the order the survey will be based on houses coming under preview of 379 Anganwadi Centres operating in Bhubaneswar under three CDPOs.

In each survey team there will be one Anganwadi worker, ASHA and MAS members.

The team will cover households in detail with the formats and deposit the same to CDPO which ultimately will be compiled at Additional District Urban Public Health Officer (ADUPHO) level heading city health programme of NHM in BMC area.

The survey team will have personal protection items like hand gloves, mask, sanitizer and pass for field activities.

The team members will visit three times to their concerned area for covering each family and to report for prompt treatment of cases having symptoms like throat infection, cough, cold and fever. The teams will also report about any travel history available in the families covered by them.

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