Kasargod district administration to intensify tests to control Covid-19

Stephan Kayyar

Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod (EP)

Kasargod, Aug 3: The district administration has decided to prepare a list of Covid infected persons and intensify testing in order to control the spread of the virus. The decision was taken in the meeting of the president of local administration and secretary presided over by deputy commissioner Bhandary Swagath Ranveer. The activities of ward level committees will be invigorated.

As many as 789 people have tested positive for the virus in the district on Tuesday. A total of 685 have recovered. As many as 7,007 people are under treatment. The virus is confirmed in 23,676 people in Kerala and 27,068 are under observation. The virus has been confirmed on 1,09,553 so far. A total of 1,01,672 are cured. The virus positive rate has reached 11.4.

National health mission district project manager Dr A V Ramadas gave details of Covid control. The infected can be kept under observation only when there is room quarantine, separate toilet and all the facilities necessary for the patient. They will have to be compulsorily admitted to domiciliary care centres otherwise. The orders are announced as the virus is spreading. All the panchayat domiciliary care centres are well equipped. Patients without symptoms and health complications should be compulsorily admitted to CFLT. Those who were in direct contact with the infected two days earlier and three days after the infection will be kept under observation. The responsibility will be entrusted to ward level committees based on containment zones. Availability of pulse oximeters will be ensured for Covid positive patients in the panchayat. They will be under observation preventing outside contacts after RTPCR tests till the report is obtained.

Ward level committees will monitor facilities and ensure quarantine. Panchayat presidents urged in the meeting to reduce the five days delay in obtaining RT PCR test report as Karnataka has made its negative report compulsory to enter the state. The district health department has assured that joint action will be taken with the central university laboratory and spice health.

Panchayat deputy director Jason Mathew was present.




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