The center dispatches public health teams to the 20 most affected districts to help states contain virus

NEW DELHI: Twenty central public health centers have been established and are being deployed in as many affected districts that have a high Covid-19 case load in nine states and Delhi to identify gaps and support them in the proper implementation of health plans. group containment and surveillance measures.

According to the Union Ministry of Health, these teams will be deployed in 20 districts: Mumbai, Thane, Pune in Maharashtra; Bhopal, Indore in Madhya Pradesh; Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat; Southeast and Central Districts in Delhi; Jaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan; Agra and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh; Hyderabad in Telangana; Chennai in Tamil Nadu; Calcutta in West Bengal; and Kurnool, and Krishna in Andhra Pradesh.

These teams of experts from the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), AIIMS, JIPMER and the Indian Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, among others, will report to the Chief Secretary/Senior Secretary/Additional Secretary (Health) of the respective states, detailing their observations, areas for improvement and recommendations, according to a memorandum from the office issued on May 2.

The decision was made in the Ministry of Health to deploy public health teams to help health departments manage Covid-19 outbreaks in selected districts, an official said.

Regional directors under the ministry of health in these nine states and one Union Territory will coordinate the deployment of these teams with state health authorities.

All 20 districts are in the red zone.

The ministry has listed 130 districts of the country in the 'red' zone, 284 in the 'orange' zone and 319 in the 'green' zone based on the incidence of Covid-19 cases, the duplication rate, the scope of evidence and surveillance comments.

This district ranking must be followed by the states and UT until one week after May 3 for containment operations.

The list will be reviewed weekly or sooner and will be communicated to states for additional follow-up action.

India recorded a record jump of 83 deaths and 2,487 cases in 24 hours, as the number of Covid-19 deaths rose to 1,306 and the total number of cases rose to 40,263 on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry.

The number of active Covid-19 cases was 28,070, while 10,886 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, he said. The total number of cases also includes 111 foreign citizens.

According to data from the Ministry of Health updated at night, the largest number of confirmed cases in the country is from Maharashtra with 12,296, followed by Gujarat (5,055), Delhi (4,122), Madhya Pradesh (2,846), Rajasthan (2,772), Tamil Nadu (2,757) and Uttar Pradesh (2,626).

The number of Covid-19 cases has increased to 1,583 in Andhra Pradesh and 1,063 in Telangana. It has risen to 922 in.