Lucknow among the 11 districts in UP for sero-survey

Lucknow's KGMU to moderate the serosurvey study in Uttar Pradesh

A sero-survey will be conducted in UP, to detect citizen immunity and antibody prevalence against coronavirus from September 4 to September 6. This survey will monitor about 11 districts including Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, and Agra to identify the transmission of the virus and the individual capability to fight it. Several states like Delhi, Punjab and Maharashtra have already released the outcomes of their sero-surveys.


UP prepares for Sero-survey

Uttar Pradesh that has managed to kickstart this process almost 3 weeks ahead of the schedule is preparing to efficiently conduct the survey and the Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare informed that two rounds of training will take place before the actual sample collection. The minister further explained that Lucknow's KGMU will conduct and moderate the survey and 11 districts including Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Agra have been shortlisted as the sample areas.

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"Sample collection will take place between September 4 and 6. As many as 1,080 samples will be collected from each district. This means 11,080 samples will be collected and transported to the KGMU for testing", said the UP Additional Chief Secretary. All Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) concerned have been asked to form 10 teams comprising four persons, led by a medical officer, in each district.These teams will look for Covid-19 clusters wherein 24 persons living in six households across four localities, in both urban and rural areas, will be identified and roped in for the study.

Public health specialist Dr. Vishwajeet Kumar said, "Knowing that the majority of the cases are asymptomatic and liable to be missed in the RT-PCR testing, sero-prevalence surveys can be a significant step in the ongoing battle against the pandemic."

Knock Knock

All Lucknowites are requested to cooperate with the designated authorities and medical teams if they are approached to be a part of this statewide study. A bigger population showing antibody presence may bring respite to both the state and capital from the ever towering cases of the coronavirus.

-With inputs from IANS

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