nmc: Nmc will increase Covid test, contact tracing of + ve patients | Nashik News

Nashik: With the increase in daily Covid cases, the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) plans to perform double the Covid tests, including the RT-PCR test and rapid antigen tests (RAT), in the next few years days.
Currently, 3,900 Covid tests are underway, including 2,500 tests carried out by the civic body. This also includes around 1,000 RATs. In addition, NMC has also decided to increase the contact tracing of Covid patients as much as possible.
“There has been a continuous increase in Covid cases in the city since the last week of December. Therefore, we have decided to increase Covid testing in civilian and private hospitals in the city, ”NMC medical superintendent Bapusaheb Nagargoje said.
Covid tests will soon be doubled, he said.
“We have an insufficient stock of antigen kits, but we are in the process of obtaining 1.5 lakh of kits from the state government. In addition, we have also launched an offer for the purchase of kits from rapid antigens. We will purchase antigen kits as needed, “he said.
NMC officials said, “In addition to increasing Covid testing, we also plan to increase contact tracing of Covid patients. “
“Previously, we were looking for about 12 to 15 contacts of the positive patient. Now we have increased the contact tracing to 20 to 30 people. Our goal is to identify as many risky patient contacts as possible, ”NMC officials said.
Officials said they were taking all measures for the pandemic. But at the same time, the townspeople should also behave appropriately to Covid. They must wear masks and maintain social distance in public places.
City reports 822 cases
The city of Nashik reported 822 new cases on Sunday, bringing the number of cases to 2,367,223. This is the second day in a row, the city has reported more than 800 new cases. The city has 3,459 active patients. No deaths were reported on Sunday. No less than 101 patients were discharged from hospital after recovering on Sunday.