THANJAVUR: Thanjavur and Karur districts have adopted a a micro plan to contain the high positivity rate and high number of fresh cases they have been witnessing unlike the other districts in the region where cases have been falling. Volunteers at the rate of one for every 100 houses have been keeping a tab on the health condition of residents in village panchayats, municipalities and the corporation areas in the past week.
Thanjavur recorded 6,474 positive cases from the 42,789 samples taken from June 1 to 7, keeping the positivity rate at 15.1 at the end of the week. The district has been recording an average of 924 fresh cases daily. On the other hand, Karur registered 2,388 positive cases from the 13,698 samples in the same period, registering a positivity rate of 17.4.
According to the containment plan, the volunteer would check for fever, cough and cold among the residents besides oxygen saturation and body temperature every day. In case of symptoms persisting for more than a day, the resident is referred to the nearby PHC or government hospital or medical college hospital for undergoing RTPCR test. If the persons tests positive for Covid-19, he/she is to be admitted to the GH or medical college hospital.
Areas, where more number of cases are identified, are given additional attention and health camps are to be held.
Though Trichy also had a positivity rate of 16.4 during the said period, the district witnessed a steady decline from 981 cases on June 1 to 548 on June 7, and 490 on Tuesday.
A senior public health official in Thanjavur exuded confidence that the micro plan in force for the past one week would bring a favourable result soon.

Source link Times of India


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