Bhopal: In order to speed up corona testing and to achieve the testing target, the numbers of fever clinics will be decided at district level. Fever clinics will function from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. in urban areas and from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. in rural areas. All the fever clinics will function seven days a week.
Commissioner Health Service has issued the above mentioned instructions to all the District Collectors, Chief Medical and Health Officer and Civil Surgeon cum Chief Hospital Superintendents. It was said in the instructions that the information of each fever clinic should be upgraded on Sarthak portal. Also, information should be made available to District Covid Command Centre, established in the district. Mobile sample collection/ testing unit should also be set up in the districts to achieve the target of sampling and in case of need of sampling as per local requirements. Each mobile unit should be affiliated to one of the fever clinics. Work of sampling should be done by holding camps through such mobile units in the haat bazaars of the rural areas and in colonies of urban areas, where Covid has more impact. Instructions were given to give priority to RAT as much as possible in mobile units and to take samples of RTPCR if needed. Moreover, instructions were also given to give information to the control rooms, set up at the district headquarters by collecting information about the number of RAT tests conducted daily and information about the positive cases.
Instructions were given to make demand driven sampling system at fever clinics, in which testing facility should be provided to the people if they need so. Instructions have also been given to keep malaria, dengue test kits at the fever clinic, which can be used as per the requirement.