Berhampur, Oct 10 (LocalWire): Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) will launch door to door health screening of the people in areas under its limits to identify suspected cases of COVID-19 and co-morbid persons from Monday.
It will be the seventh-round of health screening undertaken by the civic body since the outbreak of the deadly disease in Ganjam district on May 2.
“We have decided to conduct another door-to-door health screening of the residents to identify the suspected patients and to contain further infections in the upcoming festival season,” said BeMC commissioner Siddheswar Baliram Bondare.
As many as 120 personnel, including rapid response teams, paramedics, Asha, anganwadi workers and Swachha Sathis will be engaged in the door-to-door survey, which will be completed on October 20, he said.
Micro-containment zones will be set up in the critical areas to restrict the movements of the residents, if positive cases are found in the particular area to contain the further spread of the virus, he said.
Presently there is no micro-containment zone in the city, while the civic authorities have barricaded some areas for crowd management.
The civic administration has decided to crack down on the violators of the COVID regulations and mask-less persons in coordination with sub-collector (Berhampur), tahsil and BeMC, till the end of the month.