New Delhi (NVI): The Centre today deployed two high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala and Maharashtra to support them in COVID-19 response and management, the Ministry of Health said.
These teams will collaborate with the state health authorities in instituting public health measures for COVID-19 management.
In a official statement, the Health Ministry said, “Kerala and Maharashtra continue to report a large number of cases when almost all states and Union Territories are showing a declining trend in the number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19.”
Currently, these two states alone are contributing to almost 70 per cent active COVID-19 cases in the country, it added.
The Central team to Maharashtra comprises of experts drawn from National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, New Delhi.
On the other hand, the Kerala team comprises of senior official from Health Ministry along with experts from Regional Office of Health & Family Welfare, Thiruvananthapuram and Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi.
These teams shall work closely with the State Health Departments, take a stock of on ground situation and recommend necessary public health interventions to contain the large number of cases being reported by these States, the ministry said.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra has registered a total of 2,028,347 coronavirus cases and the death toll stands at 51,109, while Kerala, reported 9,32,637 cases with 3,760 deaths, the ministry data shows.