Covid-19: Jaipur, Indore, Chennai, Bengaluru to be 'role-models'
Jaipur in Rajasthan, Indore in Madhya Pradesh, Chennai in Tamil Nadu, and Bengaluru in Karnataka have been identified by the Centre as role-models in handling Covid-19 through innovative ways.
As per a Hindustan Times report, the Centre believes that Jaipur and Indore have shown the way in handling a "high caseload". On the other hand, Chennai and Bengaluru have been able to keep their mortality rates low.
Below are the merits observed in the aforementioned cities.
Indore and Jaipur: Models in aggressively conducting house-to-house surveys, contact tracing.
Chennai and Bangaluru: Despite a sizeable number of confirmed cases, the mortality rate is just 1%, much lower than the national average of around 3%. Their major achievement lies in optimizing the use of ventilators. They have also been able to ascertain the degree of urgency in cases while handling a large number of patients.