Launch mobile Covid testing teams at public places: Public health director

K M Dayashankar


Continue door-to-door fever testing to check spread of virus

Virus is asymptomatic and it can be detected through testing


KARIMNAGAR:  Public health director G Srinivas Rao has stressed the need for launching mobile Covid testing teams in all the public places for conducting tests of the people on the spot where there are huge gatherings in the district.

Stating that the Covid positive cases were on the rise in the Karimnagar district, he informed the authorities to take up concrete measures to check the further spread of the deadly virus.

Mr Srinivas Rao was in Karimnagar town to conduct a review meeting on pandemic Covid-19 and seasonal diseases with the district medical and health officials on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the virus was active among the people without any symptoms. “We can check the spread of the virus by tracing, testing and treating. The Covid -19 virus is not so dangerous disease. It is curable if the treatment is given on time”, he stated and informed the medical teams to accord priority for early detection to cure it.

He also appealed to the medical doctors to spend at least 50 of their time in the rural areas and ensure the villages have become virus-free. He also informed the authorities to intensify the vaccination drive and continue the door-to-door fever survey for the detection of cases. He also instructed to be alert on the possible outbreak of seasonal diseases such as dengue, malaria and viral fever by equipping all hospitals with necessary medicines.

Health Education Director K Ramesh Reddy instructed the medical officers to visit the villages and identify the virus-positive cases and provide them with kits and ensure that they were in isolation. Chief Minister Office OSD T Gangadhar said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had deputed them to Karimnagar to conduct a review meeting following the surge in the positive cases. Appealing to the people who tested positive not to move out of their quarantine, he urged the people to wear facemask, maintain social distance and use sanitisers. Collector RV Karnan, health department joint director Dr Balaji, DMHO Dr Juveria, hospital superintendent Ratnamala and others were also present.

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