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Coronavirus in India: Arvind Kejriwal launches 5T action plan to tackle Covid-19

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 April 2020, 16:03 IST
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday put out a 5T plan to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The 5T plan consists of testing, tracing, treatment, teamwork and tracking.

1) Testing:

Aggressive testing is the key to restraint the spread of the Sars-CoV-2, says the Delhi CM. The government will carry out one lakh expeditious tests in hotspot localities for instance Nizamuddin and Dilshad Garden.

2) Tracing:

After testing, comes tracing. People who have come in contact with a positive patient will be identified and asked to self-quarantine. The help of Delhi police is being taken to make sure that self-isolation is being followed.

3) Treatment:

2,950 beds are set aside for Covid-19 patients, Kejriwal said. LNJP, GB Pant and Rajiv Gandhi hospital will only treat coronavirus patients. Beds in private hospital have been picked out where only Sars-CoV-2 patients will be treated. 12,000 hotel rooms will also be taken over. Critical and elderly patients will be kept in hospital and those with minor symptoms will be placed in hotels and dharamshalas. Delhi will obtain PPE kits soon from the Centre.

4) Teamwork:

Covid-19 can only be overcome by means of teamwork and i am happy that all states along with the central government are working jointly to put an end to the spread of the virus, said Kejriwal. We have to take in from other states. Doctors and nurses are spine of the team. Their safety is most important.

5) Tracking and Monitoring:

The Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government will with might and main track the development and action taken to stop the spread of Covid-19.

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First published: 7 April 2020, 14:38 IST