DERGAON, May 6 - In a bid to speed up coronavirus testing, the Golaghat district administration has set a target of covering 2.34 lakh households for conducting novel coronavirus tests in its first phase.
In this connection, nearly 58 medical teams have been constituted by the administration from the 144 health sub-centres and all the members of the teams will be engaged to conduct house-to-house survey to collect the data of the people. The survey will commence from tomorrow. The teams consist of ASHA workers, surveillance workers, anganwadi workers amd Community Health Officers.
The entire programme will be supervised by the medical personnel of four Community Health Centres, five Model Hospitals, 36 Mini Primary Health Centres, State Dispensaries and five Block Primary Health Centres of the district.
The team members will first collect data on the basis of symptoms developed by the people. After that the doctors will check up the doubtful members with particular symptoms and then will collect sample by the laboratory technicians in case of any emergency.
Golaghat Deputy Commissioner, Bibhash Chandra Modi revealed that they would prepare a database of health status of the residents family wise.�
Addressing a press meet at his conference hall, the DC said that the month-long programme would cover as many as 1145 villages, including 500 forest villages in the district. The DC also sought cooperation from the people to make a complete data base to fight the coronavirus.
ANN Service adds from Patacharkuchi: The Barpeta district administration has decided to conduct COVID-19 tests on the people from tomorrow. To carry forward the plan, the district administration has constituted 103 medical teams covering doctors, health workers, laboratory technicians, ASHA workers and panchayat members.
The teams will visit 1,005 villages in which the team members will collect detailed travel history and symptoms of cough and fever of the people. �If they get any symptoms of fever and cough, then laboratory technicians will collect blood and swab samples for the requisite COVID-19 test. During the new initiative, the members will also collect samples for conducting tests of JE, dengue, Rubella and other diseases,� a highly-placed source said. An important meeting was held in this connection, which was chaired by the Deputy Commissioner of Barpeta, Munindra Sarma and it was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Sabyasashi Kashyap and Joint Director of Health, Dr Tirtha Nath Sarma.