*COVID19: Doda administration begins to screen entire population;Conducts extensive Coronavirus Health Audit Survey Swasthya Nidhi* _2.17 lac individuals of 42878 Households screened so far across the district_
Publish Date : 01/06/2020
Doda, APRIL 28:
Amid Coronavirus threat,and following the directions of Govt.Of UT J&K, District Administration has started the conduct of a massive COVID-19 Health Audit *Swasthya Nidhi* in the district under which designated teams will meet every individual of the district and enquire about her/his well being.
Deputy Commissioner, Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode informed that the survey is being conducted to trace the suspect’s of Corona virus in the district if any.
He has appealed all the BLO workers that UT administration has developed a wonderful App which contains all the necessary database through which monitoring can be done in easier manner,hence they are directed to do their job in effective manner and submit the accurate data in the *Swasthya Nidhi App* to carry out effective monitoring across the district.
Giving details,DC said that under the level one, 451 Booth Area level Group (BAG) teams have been constituted comprising of a Booth Level Worker,Teacher and Aasha worker in rural area and Booth level officer,Teacher and Anganwadi workers in urban area. He said the teams will visit every household and will enquire about the well being of every individual, HE said the teams will update the health status of every individual on mobile “ *Swasthya Nidhi App*”.
For the last two days 2.17 lac individuals of 42878 households have been screened so far across the district,DC added.
*Appealing people to cooperate with the teams to win this fight against Corona virus,Dr Sagar D Doifode said the teams will visit every household to check symptoms of virus, if any, following which a medical team (Level-III) will visit that particular household to check suspected patients, if any*
He added that the teams will also create awareness among the masses about the symptoms and precautions besides informing them about *Health App Arogya Setu*, which will help the people to remain updated about the pandemic and also help them in self assessing themselves regarding COVID19.
DC appealed the people to download the *Aarogya Setu* mobile app to help them in identifying risk of contracting the Corona virus. He said the people can also use the app to alert authorities, if they have come in close contact with a person infected with the deadly virus besides, the app will inform people if there is any symptomatic patient in their vicinity.
He informed that it is a beautiful app developed by the Govt of India and every citizen of the district shall install this app in their smartphones to protect themselves and other people from the Coronavirus Infection.