5 fold Strategy

5 fold Strategy

5 fold Strategy : Madhya Pradesh to adopt 5 fold Strategy

5 fold Strategy
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The centre has directed MP to implement a five fold strategy of ” Test, Track, Follow, COVID appropriate behavior and vaccinate ” to contain the spread of it.

  • It has also asked state to put restrictions on social gatherings and the movement of large groups of people that are not essential.
  • Further, the state has been advised to strengthen and enhance oxygen and ICU beds effectively.

Key points of 5 fold Strategy :

Testing

  • The government had directed to increase testing in all the districts.
  • Minimum of 70% RT – PCR tests and use of Rapid Antigen Tests are screening tests in densely populated areas.

Tracking

  • Tracking of at least 25 to 30 such close contacts for each infected person and their isolation to be done in 72 hours.

Treat

  • The state was adviced to follow the protocol of clinical care, treatment and support for home.
  • Increased number of isolation beds, Oxygen beds, ventilators ICU beds.

Follow COVID appropriate behavior

  • This can be done by asking local political, culture, sports, religion influencers to disseminate proper wearing of masks and maintaining physical distance.

Vaccination

  • The state was adviced to ensure time bound plan of 100% vaccination.

Madhya Pradesh has reported a nearly 13.4 % week on week increase in new COVID cases.

In the last two weeks, the state has seen an almost 79% increase in weekly new cases.

5 fold Strategy
Reference : https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.economictimes.com/news/india/centre-asks-madhya-pradesh-to-implement-5-fold-strategy-to-check-covid-spread/amp_articleshow/82085559.cms

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