The first day of mega door-to-door survey resulted in identifying 1,335 people as corona suspects on Saturday. Swab samples of most suspects were taken. Major corona suspects, 521 in number, were from TT Nagar area followed by Bairagarh with 388 and Jahangirabad with 275. MP Nagar and Govindpura areas reported 48 and 50 cases respectively. Jathkhedi reported 93 suspect cases.
The residents panicked when they saw medical teams with police landing in their areas for door-to-door survey at 7 am. About 15 days back, corona tests were conducted in slums and densely populated areas. On Saturday again, they had to step out from their houses for screening, testing and other formalities.
Though they argued with doctors, they were told that the mega survey launched by health department is for cold, cough, and fever. All pieces of information were fed in Sarthak app and those who looked asymptomatic were also screened.
Health department with district administration, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) launched the survey in 51 areas, which are densely populated specially the slums. Five lakh population will be covered in just two days and Saturday was first day of mega survey. About 1,500 teams were deployed with police to untoward situation. Teams collected information from families during door-to-door survey on their present and past health status. And if they found any suspect, they were screened.
Teams have also started dengue, malaria campaign. The mega survey covered monitoring of vacant plots where water logging occurs and which are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Tehsildar Manoj Shrivatava said nearly 1,335 suspects came out on first of two -day door-to-door survey launched on Saturday. Main focus was on slums and densely populated areas. Mostly suspects’ samples have been taken and samples of rest of others will be taken tomorrow (Sunday).