Contact tracing ‘breaks the chain’ in Nawanshahr district

101 new cases, 2 deaths reported in last 3 days

Contact tracing ‘breaks the chain’ in Nawanshahr district

A health team member collects swab sample at Mukandpur.

Tribune News Service

Nawanshahr, April 14

It seems that the health authorities in Nawanshahr district have been able to break the chain. On Wednesday, 46 cases were reported in the district. Whereas on April 13, only six new cases were reported and a 66-year-old patient from Muzaffarpur block died in the district. On April 12, as many as 49 patients tested positive and one person fell prey to the virus.

The situation in the district is under control for now and the administration and the Health Department were working day and night to tackle the pandemic. At present, recovery rate in the district stands at 92.94 per cent and death rate at 2.70 per cent.

Nawanshahr Civil Surgeon Dr Gurdeep Singh Kapur said active contact tracing since last few days has made it possible to bring situation under control in the district.

“We have largely focused on contact tracing. If a person is positive, we try to trace his 20 contacts. We get successful in tracing at least 14 contacts and then we isolate them at their homes. This is how we are breaking the chain,” said the Civil Surgeon and added that vaccination of beneficiaries has also picked up pace.

The administration has been helping us at every step. We refer patient to higher institutes at the earliest,.

Muzzafarpur Senior Medical officer Geetanjali Singh said they have started ‘vaccination at doorstep’ drive and beneficiaries will be inoculated nearby their homes. The health teams have been visiting factories, villages and residential societies, said the SMO. At present, the district has 360 active cases and four- containment zones.

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