As number of Covid 19 cases has been witnessing a spike from different places including Assam, the Union ministry of health and family welfare has deputed high level multi-disciplinary central teams to 15 states and UTs.
The team will assist the state governments by providing technical support for containment and facilitate management of COVID-19 outbreak.
Health Ministry officials said that the teams have been working in more than 50 districts and municipal bodies.
In Assam the central team is working in the top six districts registering maximum number of Covid cases including Kamrup Metro, Dhubri, Hojai, Golaghat, Kamrp and Nagaon.
The official said that three-member teams are composed by two public health experts-epidemiologists-clinicians and a senior Joint Secretary level nodal officer for administrative handholding and improving governance.
These teams are working in the field and visiting health care facilities to support the State health department in implementation of containment measures and efficient treatment, clinical management of cases within the districts, cities.
In order to ensure better coordination, quick action on the ground, adoption of a more granular strategy, it is proposed that these districts, municipalities should regularly remain in touch with central teams which are already coordinating with the States.
Such frequent interaction would further strengthen the surveillance, containment, testing and treatment related action on the ground.