WHO praises UP govt for ‘trace, test and treat’ policy in rural areas

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WHO praises UP govt for ‘trace, test and treat’ policy in rural areas

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

The World Health Organisation (WHO) appreciated the efforts of the Yogi Adityanath government for working on the formula of trace, test and treat and admitted that officials were going door-to-door for testing people in the rural areas.
A WHO tweet posted late o late Monday said:  “In #India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh, the state govt has initiated house-to-house active case finding of #COVID19 in rural areas to contain transmission by testing people with symptoms for rapid isolation, disease management & contact tracing.”
In its report referring to the major campaign to prevent Corona in rural areas of UP, the WHO, described how the state government approached houses in 97941 villages of 75 districts to check the infection along with isolated patients and providing them medical kits.
Various WHO teams visited 10,000 homes in rural UP to cross check the Yogi government’s Covid management on the ground. The team learnt about the condition of Covid management in villages themselves and quizzed patients about medical facilities they were getting.
Not only this, WHO experts also carried out a thorough review of the work of 2,000 government teams working in the field.
“The WHO mentioned in its report how the Yogi government provided facilities for screening and treatment of corona patients in community centers, panchayat buildings and schools in rural UP. Two mobile vans were deployed in every block of the district by the government for Covid testing,” a government spokesman said.
The official said that 1.41 lakh teams of the Health department were working day and night for the campaign . Besides, the Yogi government has also deployed 21,242 observers to monitor the operation of Covid management.

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