Up to date: November 17, 2020 6:22:28 pm
The World Well being Organisation (WHO) has praised the Uttar Pradesh authorities for its COVID-19 administration technique terming it as an excellent instance for different states to comply with, an official assertion mentioned right here on Tuesday.
“The UP authorities’s strategic response to COVID-19 by stepping up contact tracing efforts is exemplary and might function an excellent instance for different states,” Roderico Ofrin, WHO Nation Consultant, mentioned in an announcement issued right here by the state authorities.
The worldwide well being physique appreciated the efforts made by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his authorities for the administration of COVID-19, particularly in monitoring high-risk contacts, an official spokesperson of the federal government mentioned. Follow coronavirus LIVE updates
Over 70,000 front-line well being employees labored throughout the state to achieve out to high-risk contacts of COVID-19 optimistic circumstances, he mentioned.
Acknowledging contact tracing as a vital public well being software for controlling the pandemic, Ofrin acknowledged, ?Systematic monitoring of contacts by means of a correct mechanism is the important thing, together with a well-trained well being workforce to implement the surveillance actions.
“The WHO workforce offered technical assist to the state authorities to spice up contact tracing efforts and strengthen the capability of discipline groups by means of coaching. Discipline screens assessed the standard of contact tracing of 58,000 COVID-19 optimistic circumstances in 75 districts and located that 93 per cent of the high-risk contacts have been traced and examined,” mentioned Madhup Bajpai, Regional Group Chief, Uttar Pradesh Area, WHO-NPSP (Nationwide Police Surveillance Challenge).
“Within the wake of a surge in COVID-19 circumstances, the state authorities has additionally issued an alert to all of the districts and particular precautions are additionally being taken in view of the upcoming Chhath Puja,” he mentioned.
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