Covid unfold will be managed, WHO provides Mumbai’s Dharavi instance

Mumbai, July 11

In a significant to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation and Maharashtra authorities’s morale, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded their success over the Covid-19 outbreak in Dharavi – Asia’s largest slum.

WHO Director-General Tedros A. Ghebreyesus, at a press convention late on Friday, referred to the achievements made within the Dharavi amongst different comparable examples globally.

“Even in Dharavi, a densely packed area in Mumbai, a strong focus on community engagement and the basics of testing, tracing, isolating and treating all those that are sick is key to breaking the chains of transmission, and suppressing the virus,” Ghebreyesus stated.

In this context, he identified that there are lots of, many examples from all over the world which have proven that even when the Covid-19 outbreak may be very intense, it may possibly nonetheless be introduced again beneath management, as in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Korea.

Responding shortly, the BMC stated: “Thank You, WHO for acknowledging #Mission Dharavi where it partnered with citizens to ‘Chase the Virus’ from one of the most populous blocks of the city”.

“With your guidelines and Mumbai’s community efforts, we will beat Covid-19 one block at a time by Tracing, Tracking, Testing and Treating,” the BMC’s return tweet stated.

Ghebreyesus additionally burdened the necessity for neighborhood participation and collective solidarity – akin to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s attraction two days in the past for forming Corona Vigilance Committees proper right down to the village ranges, and asking NGOs to undertake Mumbai slums with public partnership to beat the Coronavirus.

Reacting to the WHO DG’s feedback, Health Minister Rajesh Tope admitted that “we have worked very hard from day one along with the people of Dharavi” and even in Malegaon, Nashik, and now the outcomes are exhibiting in each locations.

“It was an aggressive fight, surveillance of the population, early detection of symptoms, isolation in government quarantine centres in a huge way, all precautions like fogging the area regularly, disinfecting public toilets repeatedly daily, starting fever clinics, providing portable chest x-ray machines, temperature guns, etc, even in Malegaon,” Tope informed IANS.

He stated that in each locations, “we have managed to flatten the curve, we don’t expect it to worsen any further, but we also can’t take chances so will continue to remain vigilant”.

Education Minister and MLA from Dharavi Varsha Gaikwad stated she was “happy with all Dharavians.. as at this time they’ve set an instance for the world.

“WHO has recognized and praised our efforts against this war (vis-A-vis) Corona… Let’s keep up the good work and we will fight in the strongest way,” a thrilled Gaikwad tweeted.

The WHO head additionally cautioned that from international locations the place there may be exponential progress to locations which can be loosening restrictions, are “now starting to see cases rise”.

For this, Ghebreyesus assured that WHO will proceed to work with companions to make sure that the poorest and most marginalised are prioritised.

“That means restarting routine immunization and ensuring that medical supplies reach health workers across the worlda Only aggressive action combined with national unity and global solidarity can turn the Covid-19 pandemic around,” Ghebreyesus asserted.

After the success in Dharavi — chronicled in a collection of studies by IANS over the previous three months — the mannequin is being replicated in north Mumbai the place there was an enormous spike in latest weeks with a public-private-partnership.

However, each Maharashtra and Mumbai have an extended method to go but because the state has 9,893 deaths and 238,461 circumstances whereas Mumbai stands at 5,205 fatalities and 90,461 circumstances until date.


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