The Rajasthan Health Department on Thursday issued a directive to all Chief Medical and Health Officers in the districts to conduct random sampling at bus stops, railway stations, markets, schools, and other congested areas in order to identify high-risk populations and screen for influenza-like illness through door-to-door surveys and suspected patients in hospital OPDs.
In response to an increase in Covid-19 instances in nations like China, the US, Brazil, and Korea, the government issued the directive.
As per the instructions, samples for the covid test should be taken from every patient who arrives at a hospital OPD with a suspected illness. The order also placed a strong emphasis on identifying high-risk groups, effectively implementing Indian government guidelines, inter-departmental coordination, genome sequencing of all covid positive samples to find the new BF.7 sub-variant of the coronavirus Omicron strain, and making sure that all districts and blocks have functional control rooms.
A meeting has been scheduled for today to go over the covid management preparations. All necessary resources, including oxygen and ventilators, were readily available in sufficient amounts, according to a statement from the health secretary, Dr Prithvi, and the state was equipped to handle any difficulties.
On Thursday, Rajasthan health officials discovered ten new instances of Covid-19, bringing the state’s total number of active cases to 58.
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