Bengaluru’s wastewater survey to detect Covid prevalence completes one yr


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B’luru wastewater survey to detect Covid completes 1 yr

The programme was launched on Might 27, 2021, and had been profitable in detecting early signs of the third wave of the Covid pandemic

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Bengaluru’s Precision Well being initiative, a wastewater surveillance programme to catch early indicators of a illness outbreak, has accomplished a yr.

The programme was launched on Might 27, 2021, and had been profitable in detecting early signs of the third wave of the Covid pandemic.

Talking on the occasion organised within the metropolis to have a good time the one yr of surveillance, BBMP Chief Commissioner Tushar Girinath emphasised the significance of holding the surveillance system up and working not only for Covid-19 however for different ailments as properly.

“If we analyse the pathogens within the sewage, we will predict what may go flawed. These are essential instruments for us to detect the unfold of recent ailments,” Girinath stated.

Dr Bhaskar Rajakumar, a public well being marketing consultant who works with the BBMP Covid battle room, stated that the surveillance had given the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) a possibility to start out making preparations for the third wave.

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