The government of India has constituted Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs), to make an on-spot assessment of Covid-19 situation. The condition is especially serious in major hotspot districts or emerging hotspots like:
- Ahmedabad and Surat (Gujarat)
- Thane (Maharashtra)
- Hyderabad (Telangana)
- Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
The teams set up earlier in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Mumbai, Pune (Maharashtra), West Bengal (one team for Kolkata and adjoining districts and the other for North Bengal) and Jaipur (Rajasthan).
How Inter-Ministerial Central Teams works?
The IMCTs would be focusing on a range of issues including compliance and implementation of lockdown measures as per guidelines issued under the Disaster Management Act 2005, the supply of essential commodities, social distancing in the movement of people outside their homes, the preparedness of health infrastructure, hospital facilities and sample statistics in the district.