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Door-to-door surveillance survey starts in Odisha to identify COVID patients

Bhubaneswar: Door-to-door surveillance to identify persons with COVID-19 symptoms started across Odisha on Tuesday. An announcement in this regard was made by the State Government on Monday.
The survey is being conducted by ASHA and ANM workers between June 16 and July 31. The surveillance teams will visit all households in 53,845 villages and slums in all the 103 urban areas.
“ASHA and ANM workers have been tasked with surveillance in rural and slum areas to identify persons with Covid-19 symptoms,” said Shalini Pandit, National Health Mission (NHM) director.
She said the government would ensure testing of all symptomatic persons and close contacts of positive cases adhering to the revised ICMR guidelines. The strategy would help detect more Covid-19 cases, she said.

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