A total of 276 positive cases of COVID-19 was found during phase one of 'My Family My Responsibility campaign' that ended on October 14 under the Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC). In phase one of the campaign, the civic body visited around 2.08 lakh families and conducted a health check-up of around 7.95 citizens.
The survey team came across around 876 people with fever, cough, and cold symptoms, and when the sample of 674 of them were sent for lab tests, 276 were found positive of COVID 19.
As part of the 'My Family, My Responsibility' health care campaign, a total of 233 teams of volunteers visited 2,08,746 houses and conducted a health survey of 7,93,923 citizens. The team also created awareness and health education, treatment, and prevention from COVID 19. The objective of the campaign is to survey and treat patients as well as educate every citizen about COVID-19.
“In phase one, the teams visited every house to measure the body temperature and oxygen saturation of everyone in the family. They also collected information like whether anyone is suffering from fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, or having difficulty in breathing,” said a senior civic official. He added that they also collect whether anyone has co-morbidity such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, organ transplantation, asthma. “We have also collected their contact details like a mobile number which will be sued to follow up if there are any senior citizens or co-morbidity,” added the official.
The phase two of the campaign started on October 15 and the team will again visit every house to check the health status of every citizen.
Meanwhile, the number of active cases under the PMC has come down to 1,399 with a total number of positive cases 21,993. However, 20,099 has cured with a 91.39 percent recovery rate. However, 505 people have also lost their lives due to COVID-19 infection.