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Wednesday, 29 April 2020



Today when the whole world is suffering from 'Corona Pandemic' situation, Kutch- a District of Gujarat literally means something which intermittently becomes wet and dry. In the same way the journey of Kutch to become Corona free sets an example of being wet and then dry.

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Yes! 'Wet' which implicates the confirmed positive cases in Kutch while 'Dry' implicates the recovery of all positive cases. Yes of course there is no journey without any hurdles and kutch have seen a deep down in this journey to be corona free.

Lets see this Journey of Kutch to be Corona Free.

22 March- a day to be remembered as JANTA CURFEW was instructed by our respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Kutch started its journey on 22 March 2020 and Ended on 29 April 2020. (Till no other cases being confirmed later).

After Earth Quake for the first time became so quiet.

DAY 1 (21 March 2020)

On Friday that is on 20 March 2020, three person of Gandhidham and three from Lakhpat were admitted to G. K. General Hospital Bhuj, as suspected case of Corona. Out of which one 59 year old lady with history of returning from Hajj was found to be the first confirmed positive case of corona in Kutch, while other report were negative. The 12 persons who came in contact with this lady were gone for health check up and then were kept for Home Quarantine in Lakhpat. With this the Doctors, Nurses and health workers along with health officer started to work after it.

 Day 2 (22 March 2020)
3 person from Gandhidham, Anjar and Adipur were found to be suspected and were admitted to the Hospital. Blood and swab samples were taken and sent to laboratory. G.K. General and Health department faced many allegations but ignoring those they moved on to work for Corona.

Day 3 (23 March 2020)
Around 40 home were quarantined in Gandhidham. Its was Lock Down Of course, Police requested many business workers to observance the Lock Down rules and stay at home, stay safe. A second report of Lakhpat's Woman has also come positive. While others suspected person's that was found a day before were found negative. Screening at Airport, Railways, and at other places have started. About 18305 person's screening is done where in 497 people were home quarantined.

Day 4 (24 March 2020)  
Two person- a lady from Bhuj and a young man from Mandvi were found to be suspected. Report of others were negative. Total of 11 suspected people were discharged after their report found to be negative. 958 people were home quarantined from different areas of Kutch.

Day 5- Day 10 (25 March 2020-30 March 2020 ) 21 Days Of Lock Down Started.
Around 22532 people's screening-1406 at Airport, 10125 at Railways and 1101 at other places. 1246 People were Home Quarantined. Only One Positive and One Suspected.

The Woman from Lakhpat is found to be healthy and stable.

An Old man returning from California was having symptoms of Corona and was found to be Suspected and admitted to hospital Which was later on found negative. Suspected Child's(From Rapar) report was also found negative.

723 People were referred for health checkup. Home to Home survey started by health workers. People returning from outside kutch are asked to get self quarantine(around 29265).

2266 people were quarantined and 20 people were released from quarantine but still asked to stay at home. Third sample of Lady from Lakhpat was taken.

Day 11-  Day 14 ( 31 March 2020- 3 April 2020)
No suspected person was found from past 4 days. To fight against Corona 4 Medical team was elected, where in proper training was given.
Till now total of 32865 people's screening was done.

Third sample of A lady from lakhpat was found to be negative. 96.72 % people were screened by home to home survey.

5 People coming from Delhi's Dargah are asked to quarantine.

Day 15 (4 April 2020)
 People from Bhuj(38 year old), Madhapar(62 year old) and Mundra(21 year old) were found to be suspected. By home to home survey around 98.04% screening was completed.

Day 16 (5 April 2020)
New ventilators were provided at G.K. General hospital Bhuj and at Gandhidham hospital to fight against Corona. Kutch's second and first case of local transmission was confirmed. By this doctors and other people who came in contact with this person are quarantine at the same time. No travel history was found for this patient. The area where the person was living was isolated and declared Contentment zone(3 KM) and other area was declared as buffer zone(7 KM). The sample of his family members and other who were in contact were taken.

It was a Alert call !!!!

Day 17- Day 19 (6 April 2020 - 8 April 2020)
2590 people were released from home quarantine period. The whole Madhapar area where the local transmission case have come was sealed and no person were allowed to enter without permission.

Bhuj- Madhapr's 24000 public were locked inside their house.

30 year old lady from Mandvi was found to have corona symptoms and was admitted to the hospital. Found negative later on.

Sanitization was done in different areas. Two sample of a lady from Lakhpat were pending.



Day 20 (9 April 2020)
Madhapar Local transmission case have transmitted corona to his wife and daughter-in-law. Kutch now having 4 covid 19 case. These created a hype in health department and they worked more to find the source of this transmission.  Total of 41 people were tracked who came in close contact with this patient and tested which were found negative later on.



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