Kolkata, August 21
The West Bengal authorities will conduct a survey to estimate the prevalence of comorbidity amongst residents of town, and accordingly ask them to bear COVID-19 checks, a senior official mentioned on Friday.
According to the plan, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will quickly begin sending groups to residences unfold over 144 wards to compile a listing of individuals with comorbidities, he mentioned.
People having comorbidities akin to hypertension, diabetes, cardiac illness, persistent kidney illness, pulmonary illness, most cancers and tuberculosis, will probably be requested to tell the authorities if they’ve signs of COVID-19.
“After visiting the homes, the groups will put together a listing of individuals having comorbidities which will probably be despatched to the state well being division. Around 2,000 employees will probably be deployed to conduct the survey, which must be over inside a month.
“Primarily, our aim is to send the people having comorbidities and mild symptoms of COVID-19 for tests. There are several people who ignored early testing due to which their health condition has deteriorated. We want every person with comorbidities to undergo tests without any delay,” the well being division official mentioned.
Till Thursday, COVID-19 loss of life toll within the state was 2,634, together with 2,316 who had comorbidities.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, throughout a latest assembly video assembly with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had mentioned that 89 per cent of COVID-19 deaths within the state have been attributable to comorbidities like diabetes, most cancers, hypertension and cardiac illness. PTI