Housing societies more responsive to second sero-survey: BMC | Mumbai News – Times of India

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MUMBAI: BMC officers have been pleasantly stunned with the welcoming response from housing colonies within the ongoing second sero survey in three metropolis wards. Slum pockets, which had welcomed civic groups throughout the first survey in July, are “lukewarm” of their response this time.
The primary survey had discovered 57% sero-positivity in slum pockets and 16% in non-slum areas. “We had discovered reluctance in housing colonies then, nevertheless it is not so this time,” mentioned an official. Higher consciousness may have modified attitudes, the official mentioned. Residents in slum pockets aren’t as eager as they really feel the “first survey was sufficient.” “Furthermore, Ganpati festivities could delay our pattern assortment,” mentioned a public well being official. Like the primary survey, the second is being carried out in R North (Dahisar), M West (Chembur) and F North (Sion, GTB Nagar, Matunga). The survey is a joint effort between BMC, TIFR and Niti Aayog.

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