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Bhubaneswar: While the nationwide Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is progressively decreasing, the Centre’s focus is now on 13 districts focused in 8 States and Union Territories with a high caseload and CFR greater than the national average.
Ganjam district in Odisha is among these 13 districts which represent about 14 percent of the COVID deaths and nearly 9 percent of India’s active cases.
Kamrup City in Assam, Patna in Bihar, Ranchi in Jharkhand, Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh; 24 Paraganas North, Hooghly, Howrah, Kolkata and Maldah in West Bengal; and Delhi are the other hotspots pointed out in the Health Ministry’s recent revelation. They likewise report low tests per million and high verification percentage, added the Ministry.
On the other hand, Ganjam District Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange today stated the active caseload has actually declined and with many patients recuperating from the disease just recently, the recovery rate has enhanced to 78%. “I am happy to announce that so far there are no reports of signs reoccurring in the discharged patients, and nearly 1000 of them are discharging their obligations by becoming Covid Bandhus. It is the result of their counselling that many have actually willingly come forward for testing,” stated Kulange.
In a meeting chaired by Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on August 7 and 8, the officials observed that collaborated, graded and pro-active management of COVID-19 by the Union and State, UT governments made sure the nationwide Case Death Rate (CFR) to come down to 2.04%(present information).
Nevertheless, around 13 districts focused in 8 States & UTs have 9%of India’s COVID-19 active cases and 14%of the casualty, which is higher than the nationwide CFR average.
For collective management of COVID-19, 2 top-level virtual meetings were held to engage with the States in order to recommend and support them on efforts to avoid and reduce mortality due to COVID-19
Principal Secretary (Health) and MD (NHM) from the 8 States together with district monitoring officers, district collectors, commissioners of the municipal corporation, Chief Medical Officers, and Medical Superintendent of Medical Colleges participated in the virtual conference which talked about several concerns crucial to minimizing the case casualty rate.
A rise has been observed in the day-to-day brand-new cases in four districts– Kamrup City in Assam; Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh; Thiruvananthapuram and Alappuzha in Kerala.
The vulnerable States have been encouraged to attend to the issues of low lab utilisation– less than 100 tests per day for RT-PCR and 10 for others; low tests per million population; reduction in absolute tests from recently; delay in test results; and high confirmation portion among the healthcare employees.
They were likewise advised to guarantee prompt referral and hospitalization in view of reports from some districts of clients dying within 48 hrs of admission. Even more, they were directed to make sure the schedule of ambulances with absolutely no tolerance for rejection.
The conference likewise talked about the requirement to ensure monitoring asymptomatic cases under house isolation with special focus on physical check outs, phone consultation every day. States were asked to ensure a timely evaluation and make advance readiness for facilities– ICU beds, oxygen supply etc., based on the prevailing caseload and the approximated development rate.