Governor Tamilisai who is closely following the treatment and identification of the Covid 19 virus has made some suggestions to tackle the same.

These are some suggestions and observations made by the Governor to effectively tackle the COVID.

It may be noted that the COVID is on the rise in the GHMC area even after taking all the precautions by the Government of Telangana.

A rationale state testing policy be evolved based on the local conditions, rather than strictly adhering to broad guidelines of ICMR.

Epidemiological spread based testing may be undertaken.

Tracing needs to be done effectively.

Death cases which have symptoms of covid-19 may be tested to facilitate isolation of family members and to know the epidemiological spread of disease.

Since lockdown is not an affordable option, for a prolonged period, the only strategy that can be adopted is “test, trace and treat”.

Ramp up the conduct of tests to cover all asymptomatic cases in the identified red zones and hotspots.

Conducting of antibody tests be started to understand community spread.

Pool testing in the hotspots.

Deployment of more mobile and drive-thru testing laboratories.

Proactive and aggressive conduct of RTPCR.