With at least 516 districts registering a positivity rate of more than 10% and an increase in mortality in rural India, the Center on Sunday directed states to establish a three-tier health infrastructure to manage the epidemic. inside, including the improvised 30-bed Covid Care Centers (CCC) in villages, each equipped with at least two oxygen cylinders.
The Ministry of Health said schools, community halls and panchayat buildings should become CCCs to manage mild cases of the disease.
Primary health centers (PHCs), community health centers (HCCs) and subdistrict hospitals, which form the backbone of India’s rural health infrastructure, are to be designated as 30 facilities of oxygen bed to treat moderate cases of the disease, where oxygen saturation level has dropped from 94, the ministry said.
In Ayoudhya, the closure has had a resentful acceptance, in contrast to other smaller towns and rural districts in the UP, where the second wave has broken the barricades.
During the first wave, the daily maximum number of cases was 143 on August 25, with a maximum number of deaths at four on September 9 and active cases at 1,154 on September 12. In the second wave, cases reached 357 on April 18, and deaths to five on April 22 and the number of active activities to 2,661 on April 27.
As such, there is a strange silence in the lanes of Ayodhya. The city of the temple is closed and displayed. There are police officers who make detours and entry points every few meters, there are built-in shops and there is no crowd near vegetable carts.
Virologist Shahid Jameel, one of the most prominent scientific voices in the pandemic, has resigned from the Indian consortium SARS-COV-2 Genomics Consortia (INSACOG), the scientific advisory group that coordinates the work of sequencing the country’s genome .
INSACOG was born in January this year as a scientific body to promote and accelerate the sequencing of the genome of the SARS-CoV2 virus and its multiple variants. The consortium had established a network of ten leading laboratories to carry out gene sequencing of virus samples from across the country. The consortium initially received a six-month term, but later obtained an extension. The work of sequencing the genome, which had been progressing at a very slow pace, gained momentum only after the constitution of INSACOG.