Pune: 5,000 teams formed to screen 24 lakh families

Akshay Badwe
Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Screening of over 24 lakh families will be done in Pune under My Family My Responsibility campaign

Pune: Screening of around 24,50,000 families in Pune including the city, Pimpri-Chinchwad, rural, and Cantonment will be conducted in the survey under the mission ‘My Family My Responsibility’. For the survey, about five thousand squads have been appointed with 15,000 employees and volunteers will be taking part in the campaign, Saurabh Rao, Divisional Commissioner informed on Tuesday.

The survey will be conducted under the ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign. Health education will be imparted by identifying high-risk individuals with kidney disease, obesity and asthma. The campaign will continue till October 24.

The team that will come to survey the families will have one health worker and two local volunteers. One team is scheduled to visit 50 homes. Each member of the household will be registered in the app by this team. If a member develops symptoms of COVID-19, he or she will be hospitalised. After inspecting the people in the house, a sticker will be affixed on the house. It will include the house number from the app, the date and time the team visited. The team number will also be mentioned on it.

The total population of Pune city and district is over one crore. The number of houses in the district accounts to over 24 lakhs. There will be 4,905 teams for the survey in the district of these 14,715 volunteers will take part in the survey.

Maharashtra Chief Minister in his address to state on Sunday launched a statewide campaign ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus as more lockdown restrictions are eased. There are exact advisories under this campaign that are to be followed and measures to be taken at offices and while travelling in public transport.

Public representatives and NGO volunteers will be roped in for this initiative. As part of the campaign, volunteers will visit door to door to check residents for fever and low oxygen levels as well as look for those with symptoms. People with comorbidities such as diabetes, kidney disease as well as obesity will be referred for treatment. The state will make one doctor available to five teams. A swab test will be recommended to those with symptoms. The state has planned to survey 2.25 crore families twice a month during the survey.

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