Nearly 15,000 down with fever in Greater Hyderabad Municipal | Sidnaz Blog

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HYDERABAD: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation(GHMC) on Tuesday conducted a fever survey in 40,000 households with the help of 641 teams and provided Covid-19 kits to those in need. The corporation, which recently started a Covid control room, received 250 calls on its helpline number on Tuesday.
The corporation said as per the instructions given by the government, they have conducted a door-to-door survey in some areas in all 30 circles to find out details of people having fever or other Covid-19-related symptoms. Each team, comprising an ANM (auxiliary nurse midwife), an ASHA worker, and a GHMC entomology worker, checked the temperature of people using a thermal scanner.
“Of the 40,000 households surveyed, 1, 487 were suffering with fever. We have immediately given Covid-19 kits to 1,400 out of 1,487 people,” GHMC said in a release, adding that GHMC would be monitoring the health condition of all those suffering from fever.
The corporation further added that they sprayed anti-larva chemicals in those areas where more number of fever cases were reported.
The corporation stated that they could conduct the fever survey in 40,000 households on a single day as the number of teams were significantly increased. While 393 teams were part of this survey on Monday, the number was increased to 641 on Tuesday. Apart from these household surveys, as many as 18,600Covid-19 tests were conducted at basthi dawakhanas, urban healthcare centres and other hospitals in the city. Of them, 3,600 people were having slight fever and were given Covid-19 kits.


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