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Covid vaccination crosses one lakh mark in Jamshedpur, focus on tests

Jamshedpur, April 5: With coronavirus infections continuing to resurface, the East Singhbhum administration has stepped up its efforts for early detection of the virus and launched aggressive mass testing in market places and housing societies. The focus is on Trace, Track and Treat. The district has witnessed 600 in last 15 days. The focus is early detection so that the patients can be isolated to control further spread.

The East Singhbhum health department has stepped up war against Covid-19 on the case detection front as well as on vaccination front.

Revealing about the situation, district civil surgeon, AK Lal said by Monday one lakh has crossed in Covid vaccination in the district. We are trying to expedite the vaccination drive further in near future.

“We are focusing on trace, track and treat. We have been approached by several societies too. The response at market places was also overwhelming,” said another official.

The district administration has also stepped up checking of those entering the city. The visitors coming to the city from different districts will have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 antigen tests.

In view of the importance of the Dobo-Kanderbera road linking to the steel city through Domuhani Bridge, vehicular movement through that stretch has increased considerably.

 “We have inspected the entry points, one near the Kharkai bridge near Adityapur and another one at a bridge near Dobo. We have set up kiosks and have deployed a health team and police personnel. Those coming to the city will have to undergo testing. Police teams have barricaded the roads and set up kiosks at different entry points,” said an official.

 The East Singhbhum district had its first Coronavirus positive case on May 12, exactly four months from now, when a 23-year-old girl and a 27-year-old youth from Chakulia were admitted at the Tata Main Hospital.  .

 Officials said they could conduct tests on the spot at checkpoints. The results of these tests will be available in around 10 minutes. To conduct these tests, health care professionals will also be deployed at the checkpoints, along with police officials.

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