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Madhya Pradesh govt launches ‘Kill Corona’ campaign

For the ‘Kill Corona’ campaign in Madhya Pradesh, more than 11,400 teams will be carrying out door to door survey from July 1 to July 15.

Jul 1, 2020 18:50 IST
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the ‘Kill Corona’ campaign on July 1, 2020. The campaign aims at reaching every household in the MP in the wake of COVID-19.

The campaign was inaugurated in an event organized on the occasion of Doctor's Day. On behalf of the people of the state, the Chief Minister thanked the doctors for their service and dedication amid the Corona crisis.

The decision of launching the campaign and screening the entire population of the state in a fortnight was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The campaign will start from the state capital Bhopal.

'Kill Corona' campaign: Key Highlights

For the ‘Kill Corona’ campaign in the state, more than 11,400 teams will be carrying out door to door survey from July 1 to July 15. The state government has decided to screen the entire population after being encouraged by the state’s effort to contain the spread of the pandemic.

As per the Principal Health Secretary, the survey teams will also ask information about dengue, malaria, diarrhoea and will upload it on the Sarthak app.

Mohd Suleman, the Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department mentioned that the population of MP is 8 crore now. During this door to door campaign, the entire population of the state will be covered in a fortnight and equal emphasis will be on urban as well as rural areas.

The teams will also gather information about vector-borne diseases too so that the people can be treated immediately for such diseases.

As per a state official, in the campaign of generating health awareness and controlling the virus, the government and society will work together in all the districts of the state.

MP reworks its containment policy:

The state Health Minister Narottam Mishra mentioned that the state government has decided to rework its containment policy of 21 days. Earlier, if a case of COVID-19 was detected in an area, thousands will be affected for 21 days as the area will become a containment zone.

But now if the case has been reported, only the houses nearby the affected one will be placed in containment. Another screening for COVID-19 will be carried out five days later and if no cases will be found, the other houses will not be put under the containment zone.

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