COVID-19: Centre rushes 50 high level public health teams to Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab

The Central Government has constituted 50 high level multi-disciplinary public health teams and deployed them to 50 districts across Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab in view of the recent numbers of daily new COVID-19 cases and daily mortality being consistently reported by these States.

The teams are being rushed to 30 districts of Maharashtra, 11 districts of Chhattisgarh and 9 districts of Punjab to assist the State Health Department and local authorities in COVID-19 surveillance, control and containment measures. The two-member high level team consists of a epidemiologist and a public health expert.

The teams will monitor the overall implementation of COVID19 management, especially in testing, including surveillance and containment operations, COVID appropriate behavior and its enforcement, availability of hospital beds, sufficient logistics including ambulances, ventilators, medical oxygen and COVID19 vaccination progress.