Health ministry issues SOPs as COVID cases start coming up from rural, tribal areas

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New Delhi: In view of gradual ingress of COVID cases in peri urban, rural and tribal areas, the Union Ministry of Health on Sunday issued SOPs on COVID-19 containment & management of these areas as well.

The SOPs ask officials and the people to lay focus on surveillance, screening, home and community based isolation and planning for health infrastructure for managing COVID at rural level among other measures.

The ministry’s document outlining containment and clinical management practices in respect to COVID management in these areas is as follows: