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Centre Health Ministry has decided to depute high-level Central teams to to 4 States seeing a sudden surge in the number of COVID cases

New Delhi:31/8/20:The Health Ministry has decided to depute high-level Central teams to Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha. These four states are seeing a sudden surge in the number of COVID cases and some of them are also reporting high mortality.

The teams will support the State efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing, and efficient clinical management of the positive cases. They will also guide the States in effectively managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and follow up. Each of the multi-sectoral teams will comprise an epidemiologist and a public health expert.

Of these States, Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of active cases pegged at 54,666, followed by Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand. In terms of total cases till date, Uttar Pradesh has 2,25,632, and Odisha has over one lakh cases. Jharkhand has 38,435 and Chhattisgarh has over 30 thousand cases. The most number of deaths are reported in Uttar Pradesh followed by Odisha, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh.

As an ongoing effort, the Central government has been deputing Central teams from time to time to visit various States to interact with the authorities and get a first-hand understanding of the challenges and issues being faced by them.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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