Mumbai COVID : BMC Puts In Place Precautionary Measures To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus Disease

Mumbai, 23rd December 2022: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has demonstrated a strong commitment to controlling the spread of COVID-19 through various initiatives.

Activities being undertaken are as follows

● increasing public awareness about the virus and use of covid appropriate behaviour to curtail the transmission,
● enhancing surveillance and contact tracing,
● emphasising on regular RT-PCR testing, and
● communicating effectively with the public through ward war rooms.
● in addition, the bmc has focused on implementing vaccination drives.
● BMC has provided resources such as hospitals and beds, oxygen facilities to address the needs of covid-19 patients.

These actions have been instrumental in helping to control the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of the community.
As surge in COVID-19 cases is observed in countries such as China, Japan, the United States, South Korea, Brazil, and France, the Government of India has issued updated guidelines on December 20th and 22nd, 2022.

As per the guidelines the airport authorities are restarting measures such as taking RT-PCR samples of 2% of international passengers at the Mumbai International airport. All Positive sample will be sent to NIV, Pune laboratory for Whole Genome Sequencing.

The BMC has 2 hospitals majorly treating Covid-19 patients, Seven Hills(1700) and Kasturba(35), Four Govt Hospitals Cama Hosp(100), St. George Hosp. (70), TATA Hosp.(16), Jagjivan Ram Hosp(12). And there are 26 Private Hospitals with 871 beds. These all hospitals admissions will be managed by ward warrooms.

Ward war room are functional 24 x 7, at 24 BMC wards, citizenS can contact them in case of any difficulty.

Enough Oxygen facility is available in form of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), Dura Cylinders, and PSA tank to manage Covid-19 cases.
To help control the spread of COVID-19, the BMC is focusing on rigorously implementing vaccination drives.

BMC said that it is important for citizens to follow all COVID-appropriate behaviour in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes

● wearing a mask in public,
● maintaining physical distance from others,
● washing hands frequently with soap and water, and
● staying home when feeling sick.
● elderly citizens and patients of diabetes and hypertension should take proper precautions.
● all citizens shall take vaccination and precautionary dose.

By adhering to these guidelines, individuals can protect themselves and their communities from the transmission of COVID-19. These actions will play a critical role in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and maintaining the health and well-being of the community.