Mumbai City News 500 people to be tested every day in 10 wards – Mumbai Mirror
Mumbai City News 500 people to be tested every day in 10 wards – Mumbai Mirror

Mumbai City News

BMC zeroes in on the 10 wards, based mostly on mortality price, development price, doubling price and the variety of lively sufferers.

The BMC is focussing on 10 wards to convey Covid-19 below management in the town. To this finish, it has elevated testing facility in the 10 wards from 100 people a day to 500.

The wards (see desk) have been chosen based mostly on their mortality price, common development price, doubling price and the variety of lively sufferers.

Kiran Dighavkar, assistant commissioner, G north ward, mentioned, “The reason this ward is included is because they are taking population into consideration. Dharavi has around 7 lakh population but we are getting only two to three patients in a day. We are doing ample testing in Dadar and Mahim. In fact, we have free testing facility at

Kohinoor parking lot

where residents from Dadar and Mahim can go with their I-cards and get tested. There is also home testing at discounted rates.”

G North ward, which incorporates Dharavi, is without doubt one of the 10 chosen wards the place BMC will enhance testing 5-fold

Dighavkar mentioned that Mahim west is exhibiting sufferers in single digits however Dadar has many markets and residents are venturing out for grocery procuring, and so on. “Many people are coming from outside to Dadar. We are worried because we were expecting to see patients in single digits by mid-August. Most of them are asymptomatic positive. Very few require hospitalisation,” he mentioned.

Dighavkar mentioned normally greater than 100 have been tested in the ward every day however the goal given by

municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal

to all ten wards is 500 people per day. “Getting 500 people tested in a day is a challenge because the areas are not like Dharavi where major chunk of citizens were gathered for testing,” mentioned Dighavkar.

As of yesterday’s each day bulletin launched by the BMC, there are a complete of 17,697 lively sufferers in the town. The total common development price for Mumbai between August 7 and 17 was 0.79%.