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Amid Corona Spread, Health Ministry refocuses on 'Test, track and Treat'

The Center has asked states to return to and focus on the old strategy of 'testing, track and treatment', which saw unexpected benefits at the peak of the pandemic.

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Published on 7 March 2021 3:56 AM GMT

Amid Corona Spread, Health Ministry refocuses on Test, track and Treat
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New Delhi: The growing transition in some states has raised the Centre's concern. The Center has asked such states to return to and focus on the old strategy of 'testing, track and treatment', which saw unexpected benefits at the peak of the pandemic.

States urged to extend RT-PCR test instead of antigen test. Also, in areas where more cases are being received, it has also been asked to rethink monitoring and strict control.

Focus on RT PCR:

According to the statement issued by the Union Health Ministry, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and NITI Aayog member (Health) VK Paul on Saturday said that the health of Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh talked in a meeting with the secretaries and managing directors of the National Health Mission. According to the statement, cases of infection have increased in these states and union territories during the last few days.

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Meeting to review the Corona situation:

The meeting reviewed the preparations made to deal with the growing transition in these states. Emphasis put on the states and Union Territories to 'test, track and treat' an effective strategy to deal with the Pandemic. To identify at least 20 people who came in contact with them and to adopt better treatment of the infected.

When the Corona pandemic was at its peak in the country and about one lakh new cases were coming up every day, this strategy was focused, which got good results and cases continued to decrease.

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The Ministry of Health has asked the affected states to increase the speed of vaccination. In this work, it has been suggested to prepare a timetable of at least 15 and maximum 28 days of immunization in collaboration with private hospitals. Maximum use of vaccine has also been asked.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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