Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to Meet All Bengaluru MLAs Tomorrow to Discuss Lockdown as Cases Surge; More Infections in Odisha, Rajasthan

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to Meet All Bengaluru MLAs Tomorrow to Discuss Lockdown as Cases Surge; More Infections in Odisha, Rajasthan

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: As Mumbai battles a surge in number of Covid-19 cases, the BMC is set to implement the ‘Dharavi model’ in the six northern suburbs where cases have been on the rise. A massive population of 25 lakh will be screened in the coming week, the agency said, adding that rapid testing kits too will be used from Saturday to test high risk persons. Borivali, Kandivali, Dahisar, Malad, Andheri east and Andheri west will be the targets of this exercise. The steps for elaborate screening include door to door screening of at least 10,000 houses per ward. Each community health volunteer will screen 100 houses, equipped with a pulse oximeter and thermal scanner. Oxygen concentrators will be moved to these wards to stabilise patients whose oxygen level has dipped.

Apart from door to door screening, 50 mobile vans will be used. NGOs too have been roped in for aid in containment zones. Each ward will have 3 mobile fever clinics, apart from one stationery fever clinic. There will be 7-8 dispensaries per ward to screen patients. In 2 days, rapid testing kits to be used in hotspots, quarantine centres, containment zones.

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