With increased random sampling, call for super spreaders to get tested as well as the natural progression of cases as in the rest of India, August has reported the maximum number of per day cases. Today 67 patients were identified from various parts of the district, 82% being from the Udaipur municipal area, whereas 18% are from rural and upcountry locations like Mavli, Salumber, etc.
In the meanwhile, the CMHO Udaipur, Dr Dinesh Kharadi has instructed all the block medical officers (BCMO) to ensure that samples are only taken from people in whom ILE symptoms (cold, cough, fever, breathlessness, etc) are visible and not from all kinds of super spreaders or voluntary sample test persons. Even in case of close contact testing, BCMO have been instructed to restrict the sampling to symptomatic close contacts and high risk groups.
This is being done temporarily, as the RNT testing laboratories are overwhelmed by the samples that are coming in on a daily basis and the pending list is shooting up to unmanageable levels. BCMOs have also been given instructions to reduce or completely stop sampling of super spreaders.
These orders are being issued with the permission of the District Collector, as confirmed by the CMHO.