Karnataka Follows AP, Mulls Door to Door Health Checkups to Curb COVID Spread

10 Aug, 2021 12:05 IST|Sakshi Post

The AP government launched a door-to-door fever survey, which helped to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The Karnataka government has made a major move to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Bengaluru; read on for more information.

Bengaluru: In the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) boundaries, the Karnataka government will conduct door-to-door health check-ups for COVID-19. Nearly 108 teams have been established, according to the revenue minister, for door-to-door health check-ups, which will begin on August 16 for all members.

While many areas in Karnataka's capital are seeing fewer cases of COVID-19, the zones of Bommanahalli, Yelahanka, and Mahadevapura are seeing more infections, according to R Ashoka, who added that these areas will now be given top priority and that measures will be taken to stop the virus from spreading.

He stated that, on a trial basis, two teams of physicians will be dispatched to each constituency for door-to-door check-ups, and that additional doctors will be enlisted for the purpose, according to reports, and that cars and other facilities will be provided for the healthcare professionals.

The physicians will examine family members' health and vaccination records, as well as look for COVID symptoms, and if any are discovered, urgent testing will be conducted. According to a news syndicate, BBMP wards include triaging centres in case patients are identified with COVID-like symptoms.

The COVID positive rate in Bengaluru is between 0.9 and 0.64 per cent, with 400-500 cases reported per day in the state capital.

"The more numbers are seen in Bengaluru, and we will ensure that apartment residents are all tested for Covid and, along with that, we have requested to strictly ensure the closing of common areas like a Swimming pool, gyms, and parks in the apartment premises." R Ashoka stated.

The government of Andhra Pradesh had previously conducted a door-to-door fever survey, which helped to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus in the state, and after Andhra Pradesh's success, Karnataka has chosen to implement Door To Door Health Checkups to further reduce Covid spread.

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