The lockdown offered the required time to place in place the basics of the ‘5 T’ technique — Test, Track, Trace, Treat and Technology, the survey stated
India’s pandemic response, centered on saving lives and livelihoods, restricted the COVID-19 unfold by 37 lakh instances and saved greater than 1 lakh lives, as per the Economic Survey 2020-21.
The pre-Budget document tabled in Parliament on Friday famous that within the absence of a potent treatment, preventive vaccine; interaction of community buildings in densely populated areas, and a excessive case fatality charge (CFR), India weighed the prices and alternatives strategically.
The limits of scientific understanding of the illness, lack of fine information on the mode of unfold and efficiency of the virus made it troublesome to mannequin the possible impression of various coverage choices in a dependable and well timed method.
To irritate the uncertainty, it was estimated that India would have 30 crore instances and several other thousand deaths by the tip of May, 2020, it famous.
India imposed a strict lockdown from March 25 to May 31, 2020 to test the unfold of the virus.
(*1*)_blank” href=”https://www.thehindu.com/topic/coronavirus/” title=”” rel=”noopener”>COVID-19 spread by 37 lakh cases and saved more than 1 lakh lives,” it stated.
The 40-day lockdown interval, it stated was used to scale up the required medical and para-medical infrastructure for energetic surveillance, expanded testing, contact tracing, isolation and administration of instances, and educating residents about social distancing and masks.
The lockdown offered the required time to place in place the basics of the ‘5 T’ technique — Test, Track, Trace, Treat and Technology, the survey stated.
As step one in the direction of well timed identification, immediate isolation and efficient remedy, increased testing was recognised because the efficient technique to restrict the unfold of an infection, it stated.
At the onset of the pandemic in January, 2020, India did lower than 100 COVID-19 exams per day at just one lab. However, inside a 12 months, 10 lakh exams have been being performed per day at 2,305 laboratories.
The nation reached a cumulative testing of greater than 17 crore in January, 2021.
The sharp decline within the variety of days so as to add the following cumulative 1 crore exams present the devoted efforts to develop the testing infrastructure. The requisite assets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), masks and sanitizers have been additionally expanded at a quick tempo, it stated.