Mangaluru, April 16, 2020: Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh in a video message while appreciating the good response for the lockdown in Dakshina Kannada district until now, has requested the public to continue with their co-operation with the lockdown till May 3. She has also requested people not to venture out of their homes unnecessarily and also to wear masks if they are going out with a purpose.
Stating that 9 out of the 12 Covid-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged, she said all those discharged have been asked to remain in home quarantine for 14 days. Accordingly, all the contacts of the 12 Covid-19 patients have been identified and the samples of those found necessary have been sent for lab test, the DC said.
As part of the next step in Covid-19 survey in the district there is a need to collect information on those suffering from Influenza like illness (ILI) or Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI), the DC said and informed that ASHA workers will be visiting every house in the district to collect information. In Mangaluru City Corporation Limits, MPWs or the Multi-Purpose Workers of the MCC will be visiting houses, the DC said.
They will ask the name, address and telephone numbers and will not seek any documents and will ask simple questions pertaining to Covid-19 symptoms like fever, cough, throat pain and breathing problems. They will also collect information on those suffering from heart ailments, Diabetes, BP, kidney problem, cancer and if the ill are above 60 years of age.
Collection of such information will facilitate treatment if required, the DC said and urged the public to provide information and co-operate.
The DC in her video message said the visiting health workers will also inspect any places which give scope for mosquito breeding as a preventive measure against Malaria and Dengue during the ensuing monsoon.