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BMC’s Revised Guidelines For COVID-19 Testing: Pregnant Women Likely To Deliver In Next 5 Days To Be Tested

In revised testing guidelines for coronavirus, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has stated that COVID-19 test is mandatory for pregnant women (even asymptomatic) who are likely to deliver in next five days

BMC's Revised Guidelines For COVID-19 Testing: Pregnant Women Likely To Deliver In Next 5 Days To Be Tested
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  • Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has revised COVID-19 testing guidelines
  • COVID-19 testing guidelines revised in view of increase in cases in Mumbai
  • Coronavirus test not mandatory for emergency surgery: BMC

Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued revised testing guidelines for COVID-19 stating that COVID test is not mandatory for emergency surgery, while mandatory for pregnant women (even asymptomatic) who are likely to deliver in next five days. In a circular Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) stated that in view of the increasing number of cases in Mumbai and in order to make COVID testing facility available to all symptomatic suspects, MCGM has made all efforts to reach out to all symptomatic patients so that timely shifting of the positive patients to respective facilities will be possible in no time in order to avoid the spread of the disease.

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MCGM resolves to ramp up testing of symptomatic cases to contain the virus effectively and efficiently. Currently, the Government of India and Government of Maharashtra have revised the discharge policy as per the categorization of patients, the statement read.

In view of all the above references, the MCGM, by superseding all the earlier circulars/guidelines, issues comprehensive guidelines for COVID-19 testing.

Testing guidelines for general citizens: Testing to be undertaken of the general citizens falling under following categories–All symptomatic persons (fever, cough, difficulty in breathing) within 14 days of international travel, all symptomatic contacts of confirmed cases, all symptomatic health care workers, all hospitalised patients with severe acute respiratory illness, pregnant women residing in clusters/containment area or in large migration gatherings/evacuees centre from hotspot districts presenting in labour or likely to deliver in next five days should be tested even if asymptomatic.

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All symptomatic patients identified in: SARI clinics, fever clinics, OPD in hospitals.

Only if there is a strong suspicion of COVID-19 in persons requiring elective surgery or surgery which can wait for 48 hours, the doctor can ask for COVID-19 test. No emergency surgeries should be denied to the patient for want of COVID-19 test.

For patients or regular haemodialysis, test for COVID-19 should not be asked as a routine before every procedure and only if there is a strong suspicion, the person requiring dialysis is afflicted with COVID-19, then COVID-19 test may be prescribed and such patients, both suspected and positive COVID-19, should be referred to dialysis facility for COVID-19 patients.

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World

24,00,62,413Cases
20,17,73,183Active
3,33,99,961Recovered
48,89,269Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,00,62,413 and 48,89,269 have died; 20,17,73,183 are active cases and 3,33,99,961 have recovered as on October 16, 2021 at 4:08 am.

India

3,40,53,573 15,981Cases
2,01,6322,046Active
3,33,99,961 17,861Recovered
4,51,980 166Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,53,573 confirmed cases including 4,51,980 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,01,632 and 3,33,99,961 have recovered as on October 16, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,88,429 2,149

33,379 222

64,15,316 1,898

1,39,734 29

Kerala

48,38,811 8,867

95,349 1,072

47,16,728 9,872

26,734 67

Karnataka

29,82,869 470

9,700 93

29,35,238 368

37,931 9

Tamil Nadu

26,84,641 1,245

15,238 213

26,33,534 1,442

35,869 16

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,708 586

6,453 135

20,38,960 712

14,295 9

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,014 6

133 2

16,86,984 8

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,463 451

7,513 63

15,52,997 506

18,953 8

Delhi

14,39,337 26

327 10

14,13,921 36

25,089

Odisha

10,34,276 467

4,817 73

10,21,180 535

8,279 5

Chhattisgarh

10,05,624 10

197 6

9,91,857 16

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,383 1

40 2

9,45,389 3

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,258 14

212 3

8,15,960 17

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,675 6

106 5

7,82,046 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,049 14

116 11

7,60,884 3

10,049

Bihar

7,26,021 5

46 4

7,16,314 1

9,661

Telangana

6,68,722 104

4,056 115

6,60,730 218

3,936 1

Assam

6,05,944 97

3,458 188

5,96,547 284

5,939 1

Punjab

6,01,992 21

228 6

5,85,224 25

16,540 2

Jharkhand

3,48,415 9

130 0

3,43,150 9

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,739 10

179 4

3,36,163 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,885 51

895 40

3,25,564 91

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,203 90

1,361 26

2,16,125 114

3,717 2

Goa

1,77,410 54

648 31

1,73,423 81

3,339 4

Puducherry

1,27,296 37

611 36

1,24,836 73

1,849

Manipur

1,22,545 113

1,444 0

1,19,208 109

1,893 4

Mizoram

1,11,651 932

13,316 285

97,955 1,211

380 6

Tripura

84,299 4

102 8

83,381 12

816

Meghalaya

82,815 81

893 1

80,490 79

1,432 1

Chandigarh

65,297 2

30 2

64,447 4

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,964 6

183 19

54,501 25

280

Sikkim

31,739 17

189 35

31,159 51

391 1

Nagaland

31,547 31

228 2

30,645 32

674 1

Ladakh

20,871 4

42 2

20,621 6

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 0

10,668

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

1 1

10,313 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,641 1

9 1

7,503 2

129

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