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The Uttar Pradesh government's strategy in preventing corona infection has been lauded by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to the WHO report, the Uttar Pradesh government has controlled the speed of the corona by tracing the contact of 93 percent of the people who came in contact with the patients suffering from corona.
The contact tracing strategy adopted by the UP government for Kovid 19 rescue. She can become a prophet for other states. On the initiative of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, concrete steps are being taken by the Health Department from the beginning to prevent corona infection.
According to the report, there are 474054 active cases of corona in UP. Despite being the largest state by population of the country, the steps taken by the UP government to prevent Kovid-19 infection are exemplary for other governments.
The Uttar Pradesh government, together with the WHO, initiated a large-scale contact tracing process to prevent Kovid-19 infection. The National Public Health Monitoring Project of the UP government, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, deployed 800 medical officers in 75 districts of UP for prevention of Kovid-19 infection, which examined 58,000 people between 1 and 14 August.
Such prevented infection
Kovids are performing contact tracing of people exposed to infected patients. Due to this, the pace of infection has slowed down. The WHO medical officers had supervised the contact tracing being done by the UP government. The WHO then praised the government's efforts.
The National Public Health Surveillance Project, a trained team of 800 medical officers prepared by the World Health Organization, kept in constant contact with them through contact testing, telephonic interviews, surveys and screening of the corona-infected patient's family. Daily data were collected at the state office for analysis of corona infection. Regular review and sharing of data was done with the government regarding the pace of infection.
People were hiding the infection out of fear
WHO's regional team leader, Dr. Madhup Bajpai, says that 93 percent of the 1 lakh 63 thousand 536 Kovid-19 infected patients were screened. However, 7% of the infected patients' contact tracing could not be investigated.
At the same time, there were 17 districts where 10 percent of the high risk people could not get a contact test. Later, contact testing and awareness programs were started. The government deployed more teams to strengthen surveillance activities in high-case load districts.
The role of contact tracing proved to be the most important in controlling disease outbreaks. Dr. Roderico Turin, WHO's Country Representative to India, says that the process of contact tracing that the UP government has adopted to prevent infection is exemplary for other states in India.