HERE IS HOW THEY DID IT…THEY NAILED IT -Anything from sports centres, schools, nursing homes and hotels were converted into coronavirus treatment and isolation centres.
Hundreds of community toilets were sanitised multiple times a day.
Instead of waiting for symptomatic patients to come forward, authorities would doorknock homes to test temperatures and oxygen levels.
Anyone considered at risk or showing depleting oxygen levels was taken into care.
“Slowly, slowly, the cases were appearing in all the slum pockets,” said Dr Virendra Mohite, a chief medical officer for one of Dharavi’s coronavirus hospital wards.
“So, our biggest challenge was to isolate the high-risk contacts from the slum to the institutional quarantine.
“If we diagnose suspects early, it is easy to cut the chain of transmission, to start the treatment early and reduce further mortality.”
NOTE: “Why can’t Sutton and all the Professors and Norman Swan and all the so called EXPERTS see this? It is so BLOODY OBVIOUS!!!! HEALTH 101- I rest my case” – Editor
Most temporary treatment centres have been closed due to the decline in cases, but authorities say they remain vigilant for a second wave.
The Dharavi Model has been adopted in other parts of the country
The system was initially rough around the edges. Containment zones were set up with little notice, leading to distress, and residents often had to queue for hours to get essential supplies.
But the “Dharavi Model” — as it is now known — was not established overnight, rather it was implemented lesson by lesson.
“Initially, everyone was in the dark and didn’t know how to deal with it,” Mr Dighavkar said.
“There was no reference book for this. Fortunately, now the health infrastructure is in place, people know there are references, like the Dharavi Model.”
The Dharavi Model has been such a success that authorities in other parts of the country, such as Hyderabad and Kerala, have adopted the same approach. Read full article