Central team to reach Kerala for guiding, monitoring COVID resistance activities
New Delhi: The Centre will send a high-level team of health experts to five states including Kerala where COVID-19 transmission is breaking records, in order to guide them regarding controlling the pandemic. Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are the other states where the Centre would send their expert team.
The Ministry of Health stated that 4.3 percent of the total COVID cases in India occurred in Kerala (3,17,929). As the population in the state is only 2.76 percent of the national population, this figure is alarming.
The central team will help the states in strictly implementing containment, monitoring, testing, preventing transmission, preventive measures and improving treatment of COVID patients. The health workers in the states will be given guidelines regarding timely diagnosis and further actions to be taken.
Every team includes a joint secretary, public health expert and clinician for preventing infection and following the state's COVID protocol. The team coming to Kerala includes Dr Ruchi Jain, deputy director of the regional centre of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Thiruvananthapuram, and Dr Prof Kumar Gupta of respiratory medicine department of Safdarjung hospital.