The New BMC commissioner visits Nair Hospital and Dharavi

The New BMC commissioner visits Nair Hospital and Dharavi

Just a day after taking over as the new BMC commissioner, Iqbal Chahal decided to visit the hotspots for COVID-19 in the city. Iqbal who was the UDD principal secretary prior to this,  visited to Nair Hospital and Dharavi in Saturday, May 9, 2029. He even visited BMC headquarters, which houses the COVID-19 control room and G north ward office, under which Dharavi falls. 

As per the data recieved on Saturday evening, there were a total of 20,228 cases in Maharashtra while Mumbai alone has 12,864 positive cases of coronavirus.

Dharavi, which is the largest slum in Asia has recorded over 833 cases, out of which 27 have succumbed due to the disease.

During his visit, Iqbal interacted with the patients at the Nair hospital, checked the PPE equipment of the para-medical staff and the food that was being served in the hospital, among other things.

While in Dharavi, his team checked if the toilets had been sanitized. He also visited the isolation center where residents of Dharavi have been quarantined. 

With the number of cases in Mumbai not coming down, BMC is now looking at approaching the problem with a whole new manner. The city has been devided into seven zones and there is an IAS officer attached to every zone. 

According to various reports, these the IAS officers will have to make their own strategy to work on the 10-point agenda with an aim to achieve their targets. The agenda includes activities like contact tracing, forming containment zones, mapping COVID-19 positive cases, organising fever clinics, ensuring door-to-door surveys, identification of patients with co-morbidity, testing symptomatic patients, and others. This will enable the government and authorities to take necessary measures.

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