PUNE: While the Pune district administration authorities are now planning to replicate the ‘Baramati pattern’ of containment of the coronavirus in other high-risk zones of Pune district, the ‘Baramati pattern’ resembles the ‘Bhilwara pattern’ of Rajasthan. Bhilwara, which was once a hotspot of COVID-19, is now seeing almost negligible cases of COVID-19 positive cases.
The ‘Bhilwara pattern’ primarily focuses on strict lockdown followed by measures like mass screening for COVID-19, isolating suspected cases and providing essentials at the doorstep. The ‘Bhilwara pattern’ also relies on the division of labour which helps people to focus on the tasks allocated to them.
Following the death of a COVID-19 positive person in Baramati taluka of Pune district, District Collector Naval Kishore Ram chalked out the containment plan of Baramati which resembles the ‘Bhilwara pattern’.
As per the plan, the taluka is being divided into 44 zones and an officer is selected for looking after each zone. This officer will act as a contact point for providing help to the citizens. The officer will be supported by ten members of self-help groups and one Marshall to maintain law and order in the zone.
The members of the self-help group will help citizens with a supply of essential commodities and medical needs. The members will also help in-home delivery of essentials. They will keep a watch on whether people are practising social distancing norms.
This team will help the administration in tracking high risk and low-risk contact persons so that such persons can be isolated and the suspected patients will be tested multiple times.