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District Sports Club Offers Help To COVID-19 Affected Patients Of Dharavi Slums

The outbreak of the pandemic coronavirus has shut all the actions with a complete lockdown in most parts of the world. It has turned out to be fat in many parts of the world taking the lives of thousands of people.

Since it broke out in China, the COVID-19 has taken away more than 45000 lives. China, Spain, Italy, and the United States of America are the most affected places in the world. In India also there have been more than 2000 positive cases registered with the death toll has gone over 50.

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The last few days have been extremely difficult from India’s perspective. Maharashtra have been the worst among all the other states with the most number of positive cases. There has been a red alert in the state after the death of a 56-year-old man.

The man, a garment seller, who had tested positive earlier in the day was a resident of Dharavi. The slum spread over 2.2 kilometres has a population of about eight lakh and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. The local authorities are working extremely hard to track down the travel history of the deceased to identify the people he came in contact with the garment seller.

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With the threat unimaginable, the District Sports Club in the Bandra Kurla Complex has come forward to help the authorities. They have given their complex for the use of quarantine centres of the possible COVID-19 survivors from the locality.

“The District Sports Club has given the club premises to help the community and quarantine suspected COVID-19 patients in view of the rising number of suspected cases in surrounding areas of Dharavi and BKC. We hope the use of the facility for quarantining will make the jobs of our healthcare and frontline workers slightly easier,” said Suraj Samat, committee member of the District Sports Club.

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has already set about creating a 300- bed facility at the sports complex which is just 300 meters from the contained enclave. In case the high-risk contacts test positive, then all of them, including the senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions, will be moved out there for isolation.

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