The fourth sero survey will be done in 70 districts of the country where the first three surveys were conducted. In this sero survey, priority will be given to the population above 6 years of age.
In the fourth sero survey, priority will be given to the population above 6 years of age.
Sero survey is going to start across the country once again with the aim of assessing the impact of the second wave of Coronavirus Pandemic and planning measures for the future. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is going to start the Fourth Sero Survey in June i.e. this month. This survey will be done in 70 districts of the country where the first three surveys were conducted. In this survey, priority will be given to the population above 6 years of age. Not only this. Healthcare workers of district hospitals will also be included in this.
The last serological survey was conducted between December 17 and January 8 on the population above the age of 10 years. The findings of this survey showed that by mid-December, 21.4 per cent of adults (18 years and above) in the country had suffered a covid infection, while the sero-predominance among children aged 10-18 years was 25.3 per cent. The prevalence of infection among health workers was 25.7 percent and among doctors and nurses it was 26.6 percent.
Sars-Cov-2 virus caused second wave
ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said in his letter to the states and union territories that the findings from this survey will help in finding out the current status of corona infection. Talking about the national level, ICMR has done three sero surveys so far. The cause of the dangerous second wave of the corona epidemic has been the Sars-Cov-2 virus. To assess the spread of this virus, ICMR has planned to conduct a fourth sero survey across the country.
The peak of the second wave of corona infection in the country has now come out. Doctors and scientists are warning everyone that the third wave will definitely come in India. In such a situation, the Union Health Ministry, with the help of ICMR, is trying to know how much population has been affected by the second wave and what are its effects.
People above 6 years of age will be included
A large number of children will also be included in the fourth sero survey. So far, the sero survey has been included in the population for more than ten years. This time people above 6 years of age will be included in this survey. Large population of villages will also be included in this survey. Because in this second wave of COVID, a large population of villages has also been infected in large numbers. The figure of deaths was also seen quite a lot in the villages. In such a situation, the population of the villages will also be given priority in the sero survey.
This survey also proves helpful in getting information about antibody spread. Dr Sanjay Rai of Delhi AIIMS said, ‘Experts say that the fourth sero survey will be very different from the first three surveys because this time there was a sudden jump in the cases of corona infection and in the last four months a section of the population was also vaccinated. Has gone’.
In sero survey, the presence of antibodies in the body is detected by taking a blood sample. Through this survey, it is known how many people have been infected in a particular population. Apart from this, information about how many people have developed immunity to fight corona and antibodies have been developed is also available through sero survey.
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