Why Bengaluru’s lauded model to fight coronavir s is suddenly unravelling
The Bengaluru model of Covid-19 containment and management — lauded nationally for its focus on contact-tracing and integration of technology — appears to be floundering under the burden of rapidly increasing cases. Daily case spikes in the hundreds have exposed chinks in hospital management, leaving health facilities crowded and needy patients in the lurch.
While confirmed Covid-19 patients are struggling to find a hospital bed, offi al data puts the city’s bed occupancy at just about 20%. So, where is Bengaluru going wrong?
TOI found a range of factors, from poor contact tracing to unpreparedness on the part of authorities, leading to lapses in surveillance and bottlenecks in treatment, and consequently, increased fatalities.
BBMP, with support from ASHA workers, was doing a great job on contact-tracing about two months ago when the number of cases was in two digits. But after Unlock1.0, the number of cases increased drastically, derailing the process.
“When people were entering the city from other districts, states and countries, the cases were still under control as we were able to trace them easily,” BBMP chief health officer B Vijayendra said. With the easing of the lockdown, restrictions on inter-district and inter-state travel were relaxed.
Dept says B’luru wasn’t ready for massive spike
When a person tests positive, it is taking us longer to find out how he caught the vir s and how many he may have passed it on to,” Vijayendra admitted.
Besides, patients take their own time to tell the truth, he pointed out, while many also provided false information, misleading authorities and wasting precious time.
While the go nment and BBMP attached importance to contact-tracing and conducting health surveys to mon or and curb the spread, they apparently failed to anticipate the rapid surge ahead of them and plan for management of cases.
“The city was not prepared for such a huge spike in daily cases. We initially guessed the cases would be around 20,000 mamum and could be controlled. This is shocking for us,” said a senior offi al from the health and family welfare department.
The numbers continued to rise even as offi als set up containment zones, sealed localities and ramped up testing. “The rise in cases caught us off-guard and we were left pondering over the availability of beds. With many people including hospital staff turning positive, we had to close certain wards, which is the new challenge,” the offi al said.
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No model will succeed as long as people think they will not get infected and only others will get infected.
Keep going. there are failurs on the road to success.
Who did well can be determind only after the end of the Epidemic.....
More people came from maharastra last month so all of them are infected around 86 percent so it will increase.
BJP ruled states are not serious in fighting COVID. They are not testing enough people and in some states like Gujarat they are not showing the actual data. The so-called developed state Gujarat is testing even much less than Jharkhand or Chhatisgarh.
Nothing was prepared. Gt didn't do their homework properly, first on spread of vir s, second on giving beds to infected. We see bodies being dumped in open pits.. Much worst days are yet to come.
More number of people went from mahastra past two months to bangalore so obvious it increases
Its Ker CM the only fellow to have flattened the curve and should be made PM during the Covid 19 crisis
Ensure social distancing and wear face masks at all times when out of one's house . Thsi is the only way to control this vir s
SAMPATH KUMAR Kumar
Negligence of CM and Go nment
Without people co-operation, all model will be a failure. Discipline and complete co-operation is the key behind the success of any operation
Bangalore has become very scary now.
Just saw a video from Karnataka where ambulance workers brought 3 bodies to dump like a garbage on a barren land... is this how you treat dead? no shame? is it the plight of great silicon valley of India?
Why did Gt open all borders knowing fully well that all neighbouring states had large number of positive cases
Over confidence costs Bangalore.
Do as the other BJP ruled states do. Do limited tests and hide as many numbers as possible.
If people wear mask, then there will be no infection and no need for contact tracing.
It failed all because of lax attitude of people in Bangalore who think Jab Hoga Tab Dekhenge!!
Its the Ker model that should be lauded and read the CM interview with Aljazeera