28 May ‘Dharavi Model’
(GS PAPPER 4, CASES STUDIES
SOURCE- HINDUSTAN TIMES)
Dharavi is a slum in Mumbai that reported some 99 COVID-19 cases every day in April 2021. But, in last some days, number of cases is declining gradually. According to officials, ‘Dharavi model’ of COVID-19 management and vaccination drive have helped in containing second wave in the slum.
Cases in Dharavi
According to ‘Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’, slum cluster which spread across 2.5 square kilometres and located on border of island city, reported three and four cases in last two days, even though, Mumbai is witnessing coronavirus cases in four digits daily.
There were total of 6,802 COVID-19 patients out of which 6,398 have recovered, while 354 have died.
What is Dharavi Model?
Rise in initial phase of second covid wave pushed civic authorities to once again to initiate the “Dharavi model”. The model involves 4Ts which stands for “tracing, tracking, testing and treating”. This strategy was also praised by World Health Organisation (WHO) during first wave of COVID-19. This model was activated in February 2021 again as the second wave started. Under the model, Door-to-door screening of people is conducted with symptoms, aggressive testing and regular screening.