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Odisha to conduct door-to-door screening to detect asymptomatic persons

This door to door survey will be conducted from June 16 to July 31

A health-worker conducts thermal screening of residents in the Mudiali area which was sealed following detection of a COVID-19 positive case, during ongoing nationwide lockdown to contain the pandemic, in Kolkata. Photo: PTI
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A health-worker conducts thermal screening of residents in the Mudiali area which was sealed following detection of a COVID-19 positive case, during ongoing nationwide lockdown to contain the pandemic, in Kolkata. Photo: PTI

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Social welfare workers will go door-to-door in Odisha to test people for the coronavirus disease, said the state government as numbers of cases increase in the state.

"As per the ICMR guidelines, State Government is testing Symptomatic Persons and contacts persons of COVID-19 patients, so in that step, ASHAs and Health Workers will trace the persons with COVID-19 symptoms, through the door to door survey of every house in rural areas and slums of urban areas, so that persons having symptoms whall be tested as early as possible," said Shalini Pandit, Director of National Health Mission (NHM) in Odisha.
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First Published: Jun 16 2020 | 8:56 AM IST

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