COVID-19 Scare: Door-To-Door Screening Begins In Ganjam Today
Ganjam: In a bid to identify coronavirus positive cases and contain its spread, the Ganjam district administration will start door-to-door health screening in village areas on Thursday.
The screening is being carried out by 60 doctors’ teams to identify people with influenza-like symptoms. This initiative will mainly focus on contact tracing, testing and home quarantine.
Before the start of the screening, the administration had sought cooperation from all residents from the urban areas and appealed to them to remain at their homes during the visit of the health teams.
On the other hand, seven Notified Area Councils (NACs) — Chatrapur, Rambha, Khallikote, Polsara, Kodala, Kabisurya Nagar and Purushottampur — in Ganjam district were shut down for six days from July 16 to 21.
With 46 deaths and 2971 recoveries, the Ganjam district now has 1601 active cases.