Covid cases are decreasing in BBMP limits day by day and the precautions should be taken to contain the spread of the infection in localities with high case load, the bbmp chief Commissioner sri Gaurav Gupta instructed the officials today.
Addressing a virtual meeting on controlling covid infection in city, he said that, case trends over the past week across all 8 zones has been reviewed, and it was noticed that, there is about 30% reduction in day-on-day case numbers across all zones. Positivity is also noted to be reduced from 25+ during last week to 17%-20%. But, BTM Layout, Malleshwarm, HSR Layout, Konnankunte wards were noticed to be having higher case load, and hence stricter containment measures should be enforced in these locations.
He also directed the officials to map the positivity rates of RAT and RTPCR across all zones, and flag if there is any higher positivity noticed. All cases who were contacted and marked as home isolation shall be discharged on the platform on 7th day, he said.
Mobile Triaging Units shall focus on triaging 10-15% of overall case load and 100% of all cases recommended hospital/CCC admission, shall be physically triaged on the same day, the chief commissioner said.
Covid care centres have been set up in the city as per the necessity. But most of the infected persons are under home isolation. So, identify the number of CCCs required based on the case load and current occupancy. Accordingly, redeploy staff from zero occupancy CCC’s, he said.
Vaccination coverage across the 4 categories (Dose 1, Dose 2, 15-17 age group and precaution dose) was discussed in the meeting. All Zonal Coordinators should review the coverage on a daily basis and accordingly guide zones to ensure 100% vaccination, the chief commissioner said.
State covid war room head, commissioner of health and family welfare department, A team containing CHBMS head, home isolation head, all zonal commissioners, all zonal coordinators, all zonal joint commissioners, zonal health officers, bbmp war room team and other concerned officials were present