Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to launch a door-to-door survey across all 75 districts to screen and detect ‘hidden’ cases for capping coronavirus spread.
Health teams will be mapping vulnerable persons, including pregnant women, patients with co-morbid conditions like cancer, renal disease or diabetes, the elderly and children below 10 years of age.
Though the exercise is similar to the campaign recently launched in Delhi, but replicating the model in Uttar Pradesh is a huge task, with the state having a population of over 23 crores.
According to Additional Chief Secretary Health, Amit Mohan Prasad, “The drive will begin on July 1 from Meerut division and health officials will fan out to other districts from July 5.”
He said that the campaign would begin from Meerut since there is an urgency to curb the corona spread in the district.
“Over 47 per cent cases reported in past 24 hours are from Meerut division,” he said.
The Meerut division includes the districts of Gautam Buddha Nagar and Ghaziabad, which are also a part of the national capital region and have witnessed a surge in cases. Meerut, Hapur and Bulandshahr have also recorded a spike in the corona cases this month.