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SURAT – CORONA DAILY UPDATES AND BULLETIN

Surat Corona Updates Timeline

  • SURAT CORONA BULLETIN

    Corona virus led COVID19 pandemic has impact almost all countries of the world. India has been in lockdown since 25 March 2020. Social distancing, cleaning, avoiding unnecessary movement & gathering, staying at home and following healthy habits has become the new norm. Corona cases have seen rise in Surat city along with other major cities of India.

  • 28-APRIL-2020 TUESDAY

    CONFIRMED CASES : 555
    RECOVERED : 19

    DEATHS : 19

    As per the guidelines from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, here on cases with asymptomatic positive results can continue to self isolate at their home, provided they have separate room & abiding to all social distancing norms. Medical officer will keep a watch. This will not be applicable for slum or slum-like habitat, in such cases individuals will be moved to Covid Care Centre – Samras Hospital.

    SVNIT provided automated robot to assist in fight for COVID-19, which can be used for distribution of food kits, medical assistance.

  • 27-APRIL-2020 MONDAY

    CONFIRMED CASES : 535
    RECOVERED : 19

    DEATHS : 19

    Rapid Antibody test results were inconsistent, so it has been decided to halt use of those kits for now. ~ SMC

    Over 10000 people completed 14 days quarantine.

    Team of about 400 Sakhi Mandal have made more than 3 lakh masks for SMC.

  • 26-APRIL-2020 SUNDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 513
    RECOVERED : 19

    DEATHS : 17

    Rapid Antibody tests have been started in Surat. Today 258 tests were conducted out of which 2 were found positive.

    1900 tests per million being conducted in Surat.

  • 25-APRIL-2020 SATURDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 480
    RECOVERED : 15

    DEATHS : 15

    5% diluted Sodium Hypochlorite solution to be used to clean suspected spots like tables, doors, knobs, handles and so on.

  • 24-APRIL-2020 FRIDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 455
    RECOVERED : 14

    DEATHS : 14

    VADILO NU VANDHAN campaign launched by Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) for care & protection of Senior Citizens against corona virus infection in Surat City.

    Dry ration kit to be provided instead of food packets at distribution centres to reduce any kind of infection or spread related to corona virus. Subsequently the number of food packets to go down compared to current 8 lakh food packets distributed daily.

    Citizens requested to practice caution while buying groceries, vegetables or medicines. Use of buckets for buying vegetables seen in many areas.

  • 23-APRIL-2020 THURSDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 429
    RECOVERED :

    DEATHS :

    Month of Ramadhan starts from today. Citizens appealed to follow lockdown norms.

    SMIMER hospital is approved to conduct RT-PCR testing as per ICMR guidelines. Around 95 tests conducted till 23 April 2020 EOD.

    SAMRAS Hospital to be restructed as Covid Care Centre. At this centre, asymptomatic patients to be taken care.

  • 22-APRIL-2020 WEDNESDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 399
    RECOVERED :

    DEATHS :

  • 21-APRIL-2020 TUESDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 333
    RECOVERED : 10

    DEATHS : 12

  • 20-APRIL-2020


    CONFIRMED CASES : 290
    RECOVERED :

    DEATHS :

  • 19-APRIL-2020


    CONFIRMED CASES : 233
    RECOVERED : 10

    DEATHS : 08

  • 18-APRIL-2020


    CONFIRMED CASES : 194
    RECOVERED : 09

    DEATHS : 07

  • 17-APRIL-2020


    CONFIRMED CASES : 133
    RECOVERED : 09

    DEATHS : 06

  • 16-APRIL-2020


    CONFIRMED CASES : 97
    RECOVERED : 08

    DEATHS : 05

FOOD PACKETS DISTRIBUTION IN SURAT DURING CORONA PANDEMIC

SMC cares for the citizens, provides relief of 9 lakh food packets daily.

SURAT MUNICIPAL CORPORATION (SMC) along with the collaboration from NGOs in Surat and Akshayapatra has been taking care of migrants, destitute, stranded, needy, old and suffering individuals during the corona COVID19 pandemic. Initially what started as a help by NGOs to the needy in the first week of lockdown, soon began as a organised means to provide food packets to the citizens of Surat.

More than 400 NGOs and self managed seva-santhas came forward during this lockdown situation which became necessary due to the increase in Corona cases across the country. SMC initially distributed food packets in certain areas and then soon started managing self operated kitchens as well as with the help from Akshayapatra was able to cater to provide around 7 lakh food packets.


READ ALSO: Akshayapatra Foundation provides mid-day meals to schools in Surat.


As of 25 April onwards, over 9 lakh food packets are distributed everyday across Surat by combined efforts from SMC, Akshayapatra, NGOs n Sevasanthas.

SUPPLIED BYFOOD PACKETS
NGOs607370
SMC (AKSHAYAPATRA)116000
SMC KITCHENS191550
TOTAL914920
DISTRIBUTED ATFOOD PACKETS
URBAN HOMELESS800
OLD PERSONS1230
RELIEF CENTRES1350
DISTRIBUTION CENTRES550000
OTHER PLACES361540
TOTAL SURAT914920

TOTAL FOOD PACKETS DISTRIBUTED : 1,54,03,592
DONATIONS OF FOOD RAW MATERIALS : 1,00,000 + kgs
DONATIONS TO SAMVEDNA CARES : 4.45 Crores

SMC decides to distribute dry ration kit instead of daily food packets to avoid corona infection spread.

PRECAUTION BETTER THAN CURE

Around 100 food distribution centres were being operated by SMC in all zones of the city. Major locations were schools, halls and open places with compounds where social distancing was properly maintained while distributing food packets. However with rise in corona cases it was noticed that gathering of people are one place was not on favour of reducing the impact.

So SMC decided to supply dry ration kits to the needy instead of providing food packets daily cooked. It was decided to gradually distribute the dry ration kits in various locations and phase out distribution centres to avoid any mishap. 87 distribution centres are being operated as of 27-April-2010

ZONEFOOD DISTRIBUTION
CENTRES
SOUTH EAST ZONE (LIMBAYAT)51
NORTH ZONE (KATARGAM)10
SOUTH WEST ZONE [ATHWA]9
WEST ZONE [RANDER]7
CENTRAL ZONE7
SOUTH ZONE [UDHNA]6
EAST ZONE – A [VARACHHA]6
EAST ZONE – B [SARTHANA]4
Grand Total100
FOOD DISTRIBUTION CENTRES IN SURAT

SMC’s COMMITMENT TOWARDS THE CITIZENS


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