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Centre rushes teams to states witnessing spike in Covid cases

Feb 24, 2021 13:49 IST

The Centre has deputed multi-disciplinary teams to states witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases. Teams have been sent to Maharashtra, Kerala, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir. The teams will support the states in effectively tackling the pandemic. The three–member multidisciplinary teams are headed by joint secretary level officers in the health ministry, the Union Health Ministry said. "These teams will work closely with the states and UT administration and ascertain reasons for the recent surge in the number of Covid-19 cases," the health ministry said.

The states and UT have been advised for regular critical review of the emerging situation with district officials concerned to ensure that gains made so far in COVID-19 management are not lost, the ministry stated.

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