Mumbai’s Dharavi is the continent’s most crowded slum and now it has gone from coronavirus hotspot to potential success story. Many have surprised how Mumbai has controlled the pandemic when even a country like US is struggling to control.
The Health Department report says authorities have knocked on nearly 47,500 doors since April to measure temperature and oxygen levels, screened almost 7,00,000 people in the slum cluster and set up fever clinics.
The Metropolitan city has clearly planned that if anyone has symptoms they were shifted to the quarantine centers.
Kiran Dighavakar, an assistant commissioner at Mumbai’s municipality, said that it was impossible to follow social distancing. The only option then was to chase the virus rather than wait for the cases to come. To work proactively, rather than reactively.
Authorities have arranged round-the-clock medical supervision free of cost.