Jammu: With an objective to curb the spread of deadly infection and find out the cause of surging cases vis-à-vis the deaths, Jammu and Kashmir has recently launched door-to-door across the Union Territory and during four-day campaign, more than 11 lakh families were mopped across the Jammu Division.
As per the report assessed by The Dispatch, the teams deployed by the district administration visited door-to-door and enquired from the people about those in home isolation with mild and severe symptoms and were referred to COVID dedicated hospitals as preventive measures.
The field teams were constituted by local Patwari/revenue officials, BLO of the area, beat Constable, and ANM/ASHA/MPHW of the health Dept. Support staff was drawn from education Dept/local Anganwari
“The deputed teams surveyed 11,44,304 families across Jammu Division out of which 11,049,78 were mopped,” the report reads citing official sources.
The total number of families surveyed in Jammu was 328929 followed by Kathua, 139359, Kishtwar, 50840, Poonch 95237, Rajouri 132919, Ramban 59955, Reasi 70815, Samba 65344, Udhampur 110367 and Doda 90539
Sources said that total 1 1,44, 304 families were mopped comprising Jammu 324317, Kathua 138343, Kishtwar 49886, Poonch 83474, Rajouri 122641, Ramban 59634, Reasi 66097, Samba 65332, Udhampur 110032 and Doda 85222.
The teams held general enquiry of the health status of inmates, reviewed parameters of COVID positive and suspected persons in the household while moderately to severely symptomatic persons were referred to the triage facility for screening and follow up, they added.
Sources said that total 16,639 people were tested across the Division which included 5435 in Jammu, Kathua 1550, Kishtwar 443, Poonch 1003, Rajouri 5652, Ramban 457, Reasi 301, Samba 599, Udhampur 702 and Doda 497 out of which 2578 families were referred to the hospitals and Covid centres comprised from Jammu 1360, Kathua 389, Kishtwar 115, Poonch 176, Rajouri 259, Ramban 46, Reasi 56, Samba 147, Udhampur 19 and Doda 11.
The number of people referred to Covid Care Centre was 3775 comprising Jammu: 1977, Kathua: 519, Kishtwar: 183, Poonch: 267, Rajouri: 397, Ramban: 62, Reasi: 81, Samba: 254, Udhampur: 24 and Doda: 11 while 957 people were referred to Covid hospitals.
From Jammu 403, Kathua 138, Kishtwar 17, Poonch 74, Rajouri 242, Ramban 20, Reasi 3, Samba 50, Udhampur 5 and Doda 5, they added.
The Jammu and Kashmir Government had directed all District Magistrates of Jammu division to constitute BLO area wise field teams to conduct an extensive mopping up exercise.
“The decision was in view of many instances of late reporting by patients to the COVID hospitals and even certain deaths being reported from homes,” said an official adding that each team surveyed 200-250 households assisted by local councillors/PRI members in the verification.
The whole field exercise was completed between May 11 to 13.
“The mildly symptomatic patients who are elderly/co-morbid/unable to self isolate etc were encouraged to get themselves admitted in the Covid care centres being operationalised by the Govt wherein they could be closely monitored and timely referred to hospitals as and when needed,” said an official.
The teams also handed over IEC pamphlets to the households including a list of relevant contact numbers of Divisional and District Control Rooms and important COVID management related information while COVID care kits containing all essential items were distributed to home isolated persons.