Amid Surge In Fresh Covid-19 Cases, Health Ministry Rushes High-Level Central Teams To Chhattisgarh And ChandigarhUnion Minister for Health Dr Harsh Vardhan (Pic Via Twitter)

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has rushed two high-level multidisciplinary teams to Chhattisgarh and Chandigarh in view of surge in number of COVID-19 cases being reported from the state and Union Territory (UT).

These teams will work with the respective state,UT government to ascertain the reasons for surge, assist in undertaking gap analysis and recommend requisite COVID-19 control and containment measures, the Health Ministry said on Friday (26 March).

The team to Chhattisgarh is headed by Dr S K Singh, Director, National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and has experts from AIIMS, Raipur and All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health.

The team to Chandigarh is led by Vijoy Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Textiles with experts drawn from Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.

The move comes as Chhattisgarh has recently witnessed a significant spurt in fresh COVID cases as well as new deaths every day. Chandigarh has also seen a significant surge in new cases.

The deployed teams will visit the most affected districts and hotspots in the state/UT to take a stock of on-ground implementation of public health interventions. They will share the key findings, recommendations and remedial measures to be taken up with the Chief Secretary or Chief Administrator, the ministry said.

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