'Ensure community-based and primary health care services': Centre to states as COVID spills over villages

'Ensure community-based and primary health care services': Centre to states as COVID spills over villages

The New Indian Express

By PTI

NEW DELHI: With gradual ingress of COVID-19 infection in rural and peri urban areas, the Centre on Sunday urged states to ensure community-based and primary health centre services to manage the situation while stressing on sensitisation of ground workers on containment, surveillance and use of RAT for screening, and tele-consultation.

The states were also urged to train the ground-level staff on rapid antigen test (RAT), which is the preferred test for screening of the infected cases to enable timely isolation and prompt treatment, the Union Health Ministry said.


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