Surat: A 12-member central team visited Surat on Thursday to review and collect information about the vaccination process and the number of active patients being treated in the district.
The team included experts from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, Pune-based National Institute of Virology and Union health ministry officials. “The situation is serious this time as compared to last year and I would request everyone to stay indoors and follow Covid-19 guidelines,” Surat collector Dhaval Patel, told reporters on the sidelines of the visit on Thursday. “The central team held a meeting with officials in Surat and took information about the RT-PCR and antigen tests being conducted here, positivity rate, the number of people being vaccinated, and about patient management. We have informed them about the steps being taken to contain the spread of the virus,” Patel added.
“The number of patients getting admitted in hospitals in Surat every day with serious infections is considerably higher than last year. On an average, 250 coronavirus patients are getting admitted in hospitals every day in the city. The administration is trying to provide health services but given the situation, the present health infrastructure may not be enough if people do not follow Covid-19 guidelines,” Patel warned.