Centre Rushes High-Level Teams To 4 States To Strengthen COVID-19 Surveillance, Testing

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Teams will guide in effectively managing challenges like timely diagnosis: Ministry (Representational)

New Delhi:

The centre has rushed high-level teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur where they will visit districts reporting high number of COVID-19 cases and support the state’s efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of positive cases.

With the spike in daily new COVID-19 cases and fatalities in Delhi, the spillover effect is being observed in the NCR regions within Haryana and Rajasthan where the number of COVID positive patients is on the rise, the Union Health ministry said on Thursday.

Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi, is leading the three-member team to Haryana and Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), Niti Aayog is heading the Rajasthan team.

The Health ministry said Dr SK Singh, Director (NCDC) will be leading the team to Gujarat while Dr L Swasticharan, Additional DDG, DHGS is heading the Manipur team.

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The teams will visit the districts reporting high number of COVID cases and support the state’s efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing, infection prevention and control measures, and efficient clinical management of positive cases.

nd follow up, the ministry said.

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