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Omicron Scare: BMC to adopt 3T approach to check spread in Dharavi

On Friday, December 10, a 49-year old from Dharavi was found to be infected with Omicron. The patient had arrived from Tanzania and his RT-PCR result was positive, but he was asymptomatic.

Omicron Scare: BMC to adopt 3T approach to check spread in Dharavi
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Amid rising concerns over new COVID-19 variant Omicron, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to implement three-point response for Dharavi to curb the spread of the virus.

This development came days after one Omicron positive case was detected in Asia’s largest slum cluster.

The three-point response include -- Fever camps, disinfection of public premises, and speeding up of vaccination.

Officials from the G-north ward said that they will sanitize public toilets five times in a day along with door-to-door vaccination. Moreover, free COVID-19 testing will also be conducted in the entire Dharavi.

In addition, the civic body has approached private practitioners in Dharavi and roped in non-governmental organisations who are already working to inoculate its residents, to conduct surveys and to coach unvaccinated residents.

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On Friday, December 10, a 49-year old from Dharavi was found to be infected with Omicron. The patient had arrived from Tanzania and his RT-PCR result was positive, but he was asymptomatic.

While it is known that at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, Dharavi was a hotspot in Mumbai. BMC had then adopted its 3T approach to successfully contain the outbreak. Therefore, the civic authorities have geared up to reintroduce the ‘Dharavi Pattern’ aggressively to keep a check on any rise in daily infection cases.

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