Sakshi Chomwal & Sidharth Rath

As India fought the second wave and now we recover from the horrors of the last couple of months – frontline workers from the public health system have been on their toes to proactively screen and detect COVID cases, with a particular focus on rural and remote regions of the country. Frontline workers are spreading awareness, ensuring COVID appropriate behaviour (CAB) is followed, and monitoring their communities for infections. Lakhs of workers are engaged in massive exercises to screen for oxygen saturation, temperature, as well as test suspected cases.

Door to Door: Screening and Testing

Ranchi, Jharkhand

Hojai, Assam

Trichy, Tamil Nadu

Cuttack, Odisha

Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir

Unakoti, Tripura

Mobile Testing Vans in New Delhi

Mighty Response: Rapid Response Teams in Odisha

Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) constituting doctors and health workers equipped with medical supplies, equipment, and mobile vans are proactively responding to the crisis. RRTs are supporting COVID positive patients, or even supporting in screening and surveillance in high-positivity or vulnerability areas.