High-level central teams have been dispatched to four other states – Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh – to help state governments tackle the Covid outbreak. Last week, the Union government sent the high-level teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur, as well as to Chhattisgarh.
All of these states have either reported an increase in the number of active cases.
“These three-member teams will visit districts reporting high numbers of COVID-19 cases and support state efforts to strengthen containment, surveillance, screening, infection prevention and control measures and effective clinical management of positive cases. Also guides in effectively managing challenges related to diagnosis and timely follow-up, ”the government said in a statement.