Health director briefs on status of target testing

Health director briefs on status of target testing

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IMPHAL: Health Services Director K Rajo has made a public account of the targeted testing, and its results, that are going on in different areas where mass gatherings were witnessed during political campaigns at the recently held by-elections. He was speaking at this week’s round of the Friday weekly press meet on COVID-19 at the Medical Directorate, Lamphel organised by the Directorate of Health Services and National Health Mission.He announced that targeted testing had already begun at Wangoi and the results showed 95 positive cases out of 533 on the first day and 38 positive cases detected out of 315 persons being tested on the second day.And furthermore, such targeted testing at Lilong had started on Friday and the next day at Wangjing Tentha, while for Saitu the health department and Chief Medical Office has already made micro planning to be carried out in a short period of time, Dr Rajo assured. He appealed to the people in the state not to feel panic regarding the pandemic, ensuring that the health department has been in focus of controlling the overall measures, instead requested them to keep following the appropriate behavior of SOP guidelines to help curb the situations and fight collectively against COVID-19.Dr K. Rajo further cautioned that the people must stick to the appropriate social behaviors of Covid-19 and the golden rules of SOP guidelines that are mandatory at all times even after the vaccine of the disease is supposed to be made and available country-wide.He asserted that the importance of conducting press meets every week is to remind the people of the requirement to be actively conscious of following the basic SOP guidelines at all times.Health Services Director K Rajo also briefed media persons on the latest accounts of COVID-19 information and broadly analyzed on typical measures to be taken up as a collective effort, thus reminding to ensure and adhere to keep following the golden rules and measures of SOP guidelines by the people in the state. On the latest updated information, Dr. K Rajo informed that there are a cumulative 22,548 positive cases, inclusive of 19,431 recovered, 231 numbers of death and still 2886 active cases with home isolation of 809 people. The percentage of death rate has started declining and the number of active cases has also witnessed slowing down in comparison to the past records, he added.
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