Noida: With the amount of Covid cases rising within the district, the administration has ramped up surveillance and sanitisation drives in containment zones, especially in areas from where higher number of cases are being reported. Officials said that more teams are being added to accentuate surveillance in those areas. The administration had sought extra staff members from the Noida Authority, the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority and therefore the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority.
District magistrate Suhas LY said that the local authorities have sent additional staff. “Their training has started. we’ll be sending more teams to the containment zones,” he said. As on Monday, the district had 1,428 active cases and a few localities are reporting cases almost a day for the past one month, officials said. These areas include Gaur City 1 and a couple of , sectors 62, 31 and 121 and military Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) in Greater Noida.
Gaur City 2 has reported the utmost number of cases since the surge started in March. it’s still the most important hotspot with 70 containment zones and quite 150 cases. Sector 62 has 40 containment zones, AWHO society has 35, Gaur City 1 and Sector 121 have 31 containment zones each, Sector 74 has 26 and Arihant Arden has 24 containment zones.
“We are in-tuned with Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs) in these places and that we have told them to stay all common areas, like community halls, clubs, gyms and parks shut for now. Many RWAs are complaining that residents aren’t following Covid protocols within the society premises despite repeated requests. this is often a major problem, especially in areas where the numbers are high,” said Dr Obaid Quereshi, called the nodal officer for the containment areas in Noida.
Officials said that 85 additional staff members would be a part of surveillance teams and that they are being given two-days’ training. there’ll be 800 surveillance teams — 620 for urban areas and 180 for rural areas. of those about 300 teams are assigned for Noida, 125 for Greater Noida, 120 for Dadri and therefore the rest for Bisrakh, Jewar and other areas.
Officials said that every team will have three members — one health official, one official from the administration or authority and one from the local nigrani samiti or resident monitoring group. “The teams will visit containment zones and check people that have ILI/SARI symptoms. they’re going to prepare an inventory of such patients and send that to the testing teams, who will then collect their samples for Covid tests,” said Dr Nepal Singh, the nodal officer for surveillance.
On Monday, sanitisation drives were conducted at 93 spots. Meanwhile, the district administration also circulated the link of a Google document among residents just in case they need any queries/complaints. The district magistrate has asked all officials to remain on alert and answer residents’ questions.