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GHMC fever survey: Nearly 1,500 persons with Covid symptoms identified

Hyderabad: A door-to-door survey taken up in the GHMC limits on Tuesday found 1,487 individuals with fever and other Covid symptoms.

A total of 641 teams, comprising field-level workers from the GHMC and the Health Department, covered 40,000 households in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits. Covid kits were distributed to 1,480 persons of the 1,487 individuals.

The teams of field-level workers, comprising an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM), an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), and an official from the Entomology wing of the GHMC, also collected the contact details of the individuals with symptoms. Their health status will be followed up.

The municipal corporation launched a special sanitation drive in the areas where a large number of fever cases were reported during the survey.

The teams also referred about 18,600 persons with typical symptoms to Basthi Dawakhanas and Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHCs) for undergoing Covid tests. Of these, about 3,600 persons had moderate temperatures, GHMC authorities said.