Speaking just recently about nations that had succeeded in the pandemic, Dr Ghebreyesus included Dharavi as an example of how, even where the outbreak was extreme, it might be brought under control.
” Even in Dharavi, a densely jam-packed area in Mumbai, a strong concentrate on neighborhood engagement and the fundamentals of testing, tracing, treating and isolating all those that are ill is key to breaking the chains of transmission and reducing the virus,” he stated.
The largest run-down neighborhood in Asia at one point looked as though it may become a charnel house. Its population density provides ideal conditions for the virus to rip through.
Last week, the slum began reporting a single-digit increase in Covid-19 cases, while in the rest of Mumbai, the worst affected city in India, the spread revealed no sign of ebbing. On Sunday, just five positive cases were recorded.
The location that appeared like the last worldwide capable of consisting of the infection– Dharavi shanty town in Mumbai– has actually been hailed as a success story by the WHO director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, writes Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi.
A health worker screens individuals for COVID-19 signs at Dharavi, Photograph: Rafiq Maqbool/AP
Fever centers were set up so that homeowners might be screened and cases identified early, before they might infect others, a measure that showed faster than screening. Community kitchens supplied complimentary meals as nobody had the ability to go out and make a living.
The biggest run-down neighborhood in Asia at one point looked as though it might end up being a charnel home. Its population density offers best conditions for the infection to rip through. Health doctors, workers and nurses were present 24/7 to evaluate and test. Since house quarantine was difficult in such busy living conditions, neighboring hostels, stadiums and schools were turned into quarantine centres.
Dharavis total number of cases stands at around 2,400. The city authorities think it can be a model for Indian cities, including the capital New Delhi, struggling to stop new infections.
Experts state a combination of measures flattened the curve. A rigorous lockdown was enforced. This triggered fantastic hardship and loss of income, citizens cooperated. They willingly closed tiny stores or tobacco booths where individuals might have gathered.
Health doctors, employees and nurses were present 24/7 to evaluate and evaluate. Considering that house quarantine was difficult in such congested living conditions, nearby hostels, arenas and schools were turned into quarantine centres.