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TARGET FREE APPROACH - COVID-19

Chandigarh.30 June,2020:The Area of Chandigarh is spread over 114 sq.km. and as per the Census 2011, population of Chandigarh is approx.10.54 Lakhs.

In view of COVID pandemic and the emergent situation arising due to imposed lockdown, Chandigarh remained vigilant with regard to screening and Testing by conducting door to door to survey and establishing Flu Clinics at GMSH-16,CH-22,45 and Manimajra. These Flu Clinics proved to be the backbone for screening the suspects for COVID and the same were tested on the basis of symptoms of Influenza like Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI).

Guidelines issued by MoHFW, were strictly adopted by all the hospitals i.e. PGIMER, GMCH-32 and GMSH-16 with regard to testing strategy for all symptomatic cases of ILI/SARI. Further, the areas which were identified and put under Containment with perimeter control and Buffer Zone to contain spread of Infection proved beneficial.

Analytically, as per total no of positive cases reports till now, Chandigarh has reported 440 cases out of 7548 tests conducted. With this it stands as a second state with no of positive cases against no of tests done. It further proves tests are being done judiciously keeping in view the optimal utilization of resources and preservation of the same for future.

S. NO.

 

STATE

TOTAL NO OF POSITIVE

CASES

NO OF TESTS DONE

NO OF DEATHS

1.

Mizoram

151

13072

0

2.

Chandigarh

440

7548

6

3.

Nagaland

459

15905

0

4.

Puducherry

714

16479

12

5.

 

Himachal Pradesh

 

942

 

77384

 

8

6.

Ladakh

964

13886

1

7.

Manipur

1227

49882

0

8.

Goa

1251

64375

3

9.

Tripura

1385

63364

1

10.

 

Jammu & Kashmir

 

7237

 

358530

 

95

11.

Assam

7836

399393

12

12.

Haryana

14210

260341

232

13.

Karnataka

14295

605159

226

14.

 

Andhra Pradesh

 

14595

 

872076

 

187

15.

Rajasthan

17754

809777

409

 

PGIMER, Chandigarh under UT Chandigarh is managing the COVID19 pandemic as per guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As on 30.06.2020, a total of 440 cases have tested positive while 349 recoveries and 6 deaths are registered. As far as COVID19 testing is concerned, 4 Labs are designated forCOVID-19 at UT Chandigarh, out of which 2 are at PGIMER Chandigarh in the department of Virology and Department of Microbiology others are at GMCH -32 AND IMTECH. Till date, a total of 35695 tests have been conducted in these labs, the breakup is: PGI: Virology Lab, PGI-25464; Microbiology Lab, PGI-2782; GMCH 32-3396 and IMTECH-4053. A total of 7459 samples have been tested till date pertaining to UT, Chandigarh. PGIMER Chandigarh is conducting tests very liberally that includes almost all emergency patients, all ante natal cases, all elective surgeries and all symptomatic healthcare workers.All ILI and SARI patients are being routinely tested for COVID-19 at PGIMER. Till date 325 SARI patients and 170 ILI patients have been tested in PGIMER. All guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and ICMR are being implemented. The data is being uploaded on GOI portal on daily basis to assess status of the cases load which shows the Doubling Rate for UT-Chandigarh as 99.4 days, Recovery rate as 82.04 % and Fatality rate as 1.36% on 30.06.2020.The WHO Consultant on record has endorsed the steps taken by Chandigarh Administration in containing spread of Infection by adopting multipronged strategy to combat COVID pandemic. The Chandigarh Containment strategy has also been appreciated at National Level from Epidemiological point of view.

Department: 
Health Department