State, UT governments should Conduct Corona tests for grocery shop workers: Centre

Vastavam web: Union health ministry requested states and union territories to take corona testing of vegetables, grocery shops, stating if undetected they will probably unfold the an infection to a lot of individuals. In a letter to the states and UTs, union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan also stressed on the need for operationalising ambulance transport system with oxygen facility and quick response mechanism besides bringing down the refusal rate of ambulances to zero.

Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said our primary aim is to control covid-19 outbreaks in new locations to save lives of the people. The health secretary pointed out that early detection of cases through aggressive testing, prompt isolation or admission in a healthcare facility and ensuring proper clinical management are major components of mortality reduction

Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said if a corona positive detected, immediately we should trace 80 percent contacts and quarantined them within 72 hours. He also asked states and UTs to undertake weekly death audits to assess the determinants of death such as age differentials, comorbidities, late reporting to hospital and clinical protocols that were followed. This will help identify challenges to be addressed and will facilitate effective case reporting and ensure timely and required medical interventions.