Assam: Dibrugarh Administration engages NGOs to support COVID home isolation
The initiative is a part of a proactive measure taken by the Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh to support patients on home isolation with proper COVID care.
Considering the strong need to create a robust mechanism to monitor home isolation and to stop them from becoming potential spreader, the Pratishruti Cancer and Palliative Trust, a Dibrugarh based non-profit organisation has started an initiative to support patients under COVID home isolation.
The initiative is a part of a proactive measure taken by the Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh to support patients under home isolation with proper COVID care.
The NGO has reached out to 7000 home isolated cases and offered them help through the district administration.
The NGO is working on the Remote Real-Time Model of monitoring and contact tracing, whereby they reach out to every person who are under home quarantine and then evaluate them based on their health status and their contacts.
The data generated daily are integrated into relevant departments for quick actions. Around 45 volunteers are currently working on this remote model.
"All the information collected by trained volunteers are filled up in Google form daily and the ground report gets ready. The principle is to triage the COVID positive and then focus the limited resource for maximal benefit who needs the most. The ground report is segregated for categorical actions. We request every home isolated patients to ensure correct entry of contact numbers and address to reach out to them in distant mode and help," said Program Director Dr Gayatri Gogoi.
Gogoi further added, "We predict the COVID-19 cases will be under control to a fair extent due to strict measures that are being undertaken by the District Administration including home isolation."
On Sunday, Dibrugarhg reported 389 COVID -19 positive cases out of the 4630 samples tested.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)
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