Central teams find infection control practices not duly followed in high caseload districts

Central teams find infection control practices not duly followed in high caseload districts

Central teams, which were tasked to check preparedness of districts with a high load of coronavirus cases, found that infection prevention control practices were not properly followed in several hospitals raising concerns over the safety of healthcare workers, official sources said.

Six high-level multi-disciplinary teams were constituted by the Union Health Ministry to assist and review state health departments for proper implementation of cluster containment plans for large outbreaks and check hospital preparedness for COVID-19.

Teams comprising experts from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), AIIMS, and ICMR among others visited states including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu which have high caseload districts.

They visited the stated between second and third weeks of April.