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Mumbai’s Kamathipura Enters Green Zone, Sets An Example For Effective Curbing Of COVID-19

Kamathipura in Mumbai saw a rapid surge of COVID-19 cases in the beginning, during March and April, as the number of patients reached around 200

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Highlights
  • Kamathipura, a densely populated area in Mumbai was at high risk of COVID19
  • BMC, local NGO worked to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in Kamathipura
  • People of Kamathipura are still following the government guidelines strictl

Mumbai: Kamathipura, a red light area in Mumbai, is setting a positive and inspiring example through its effective curbing of COVID-19. Kamathipura saw a rapid surge of COVID-19 cases in the beginning, during March and April, as the number of patients reached around 200. But Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and local NGO volunteers came into action immediately and ensured that COVID-19 spread is curtailed, and to everyone’s surprise Kamathipura has not seen any new case for at least over two weeks now.

BMC health department along with local NGO volunteers ensure that lockdown is followed strictly.

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It was a big challenge for us when one or two cases started coming from each lane in our area, but we did it through public cooperation. We appointed five persons in each society, they were given the responsibility to look after the needs of their building so that the least number of people come out. Lockdown was followed by everyone and even now when relaxations are given by the government, you can see very few people moving out for their essential needs. We are doing this so that we can avoid any second wave of the disease in our area, Rupesh Girolla, Mumbai president of NGO Joining Dots told ANI.

Kamathipura is a densely populated area so the risk of spread of the disease was quite higher here but still BMC health department managed to control it in comparatively less time.

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BMC health department AMO of the area, Dr Darshan Patil told ANI,

We were well prepared and well equipped to counter this pandemic threat in Kamathipura. But locals supported us well and our volunteers worked round the clock which helped us curb the spread of the disease. The total patient count had reached up to 203 in Kamathipura, but now most of them have been discharged after recovery. Only a few are under treatment.

“Those who are under treatment are actually people with older age and other co-morbidities like kidney disease, cancer, asthma etc. We hope in a week or so most of the patients will also get discharged. We are happy that no new positive cases are reported for many days now,” Dr Patil added.

People living in the area are happy that Kamathipura is now a green zone but still they are following the government guidelines strictly.

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Aniket Mandolu, a local who volunteered in BMC’s fight against COVID-19 in this area, said,

We are committed to the cause and we are trying to ensure that no one comes out of their homes unnecessarily. We are trying to make every essential item available at every building/home in our area without people coming out. Our volunteers are in every building and Mandal and they are doing it. Even if the government has eased the lockdown up to some extent, we want to avoid coming out unnecessarily so that we can avoid the spread. We are happy that our area is in the green zone now.

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World

24,06,78,961Cases
20,23,40,977Active
3,34,39,331Recovered
48,98,653Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,06,78,961 and 48,98,653 have died; 20,23,40,977 are active cases and 3,34,39,331 have recovered as on October 18, 2021 at 4:17 am.

India

3,40,81,315 13,596Cases
1,89,6946,152Active
3,34,39,331 19,582Recovered
4,52,290 166Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,81,315 confirmed cases including 4,52,290 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,89,694 and 3,34,39,331 have recovered as on October 18, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,91,697 1,715

32,230 994

64,19,678 2,680

1,39,789 29

Kerala

48,54,321 7,555

88,186 3,292

47,39,270 10,773

26,865 74

Karnataka

29,83,459 326

9,479 58

29,36,039 380

37,941 4

Tamil Nadu

26,87,092 1,218

14,814 208

26,36,379 1,411

35,899 15

Andhra Pradesh

20,60,472 432

6,034 159

20,40,131 586

14,307 5

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,028 9

119 10

16,87,011 19

22,898

West Bengal

15,80,530 624

7,421 24

15,54,132 634

18,977 14

Delhi

14,39,390 32

320 6

14,13,981 38

25,089

Odisha

10,35,077 443

4,542 68

10,22,250 508

8,285 3

Chhattisgarh

10,05,654 16

183 2

9,91,901 14

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,390 2

42 2

9,45,394 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,290 10

207 6

8,15,997 16

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,684 5

84 12

7,82,077 17

10,523

Haryana

7,71,076 15

123 9

7,60,904 6

10,049

Bihar

7,26,026 5

48 4

7,16,317 1

9,661

Telangana

6,68,955 122

3,924 55

6,61,093 176

3,938 1

Assam

6,06,468 205

3,436 46

5,97,082 245

5,950 6

Punjab

6,02,035 27

227 8

5,85,264 16

16,544 3

Jharkhand

3,48,430 7

122 1

3,43,173 8

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,756 9

178 1

3,36,181 8

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,062 95

843 12

3,25,793 107

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,437 131

1,303 5

2,16,414 125

3,720 1

Goa

1,77,522 60

604 6

1,73,572 62

3,346 4

Puducherry

1,27,396 52

585 13

1,24,961 64

1,850 1

Manipur

1,22,737 104

1,422 0

1,19,418 102

1,897 2

Mizoram

1,12,848 249

11,633 1,143

1,00,829 1,389

386 3

Tripura

84,321 16

104 4

83,401 12

816

Meghalaya

82,953 55

845 32

80,673 86

1,435 1

Chandigarh

65,302 3

25 3

64,457 6

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,987 7

140 30

54,567 37

280

Sikkim

31,749 4

174 8

31,184 12

391

Nagaland

31,611 40

248 12

30,689 28

674

Ladakh

20,878 2

36 10

20,634 12

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676 1

4 1

10,668

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,641

9 0

7,503

129

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