May 22, 2021 Share: Gurgaon Based 48 RWAs Nods to Develop Small COVID Care Centres On the recommendations of the Gurugram district administration around 48 Residents, Welfare Associations (RWAs) have expressed keen interests in setting up of small-scale COVID-19 care centre in the premises of their residential societies. In the wake of Covid-19 second wave, to deal with a spike in cases in the Gurugram region, the administration had permitted gated housing societies, upscale condominiums and NGOs to set up small COVID care facilities utilizing their own resources. The centre is basically aimed to house or treat patients with pre-symptomatic behaviour, asymptomatic behavior and very mild COVID-19 symptoms. Initiatives like these will surely help reduce the burden on existing health facilities for managing patients with asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic behaviour and mild symptoms. The residents with aforesaid symptoms of COVID-19 will get treated and housed in their particular society’s care centre. However, these centres are not a replacement of COVID-19 specialty cell and are not specifically meant to manage severe cases of critically ill elderly age grouped people, patients with less than 10 years of age, pregnant or lactating mothers and individuals with co-morbidities. As per the officials, these COVID-19 centres are developed based on “strict infection prevention and control practices” by keeping confirmed and suspected cases separately in partitioned blocks with separate toilets.