Delhi Government announces 5T plan to control COVID-19

On April 7, 2020, the Government of Delhi announced 5T plan to tackle the spread of Corona Virus in the Union Territory. The 5T plan includes Testing, Tracing, Teamwork, Treatment and Tracking

Testing

Under the Testing Programme, the government is to conduct 1 lakh rapid tests in hotspot areas of Delhi. The current hotspot areas of Delhi include Garden, Dilshad and Nizamuddin

Tracing

Under the Tracing programme, the government is to identify the people who have come in contact with the COVID-19 positive patients. The identified persons will be quarantined. In order to achieve the tracing programme, the government is to get help from Delhi Police

Treatment

Around 2,950 beds have been reserved exclusively for COVID-19 positive patients. Apart from this, beds in private hospitals have been identified to treat COVID-19 positive patients alone. More than 12,000 hotel rooms are to be taken over.

Teamwork

The State will work with centre in this programme. The technology professionals, doctors and nurses are the main members of this programme.

Tracking and Monitoring

Under this programme, the government will actively monitor the step being taken in implementing the 5T programme. And also will take actions to contain the spread of the virus.

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