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New Delhi : A high-level central team led by Dr  S  K Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), with Dr S K Jain, Additional Director, and Dr Meera Dhuria, Deputy Director, both from NCDC as other team members, has been deployed to Haridwar to review medical care and public health arrangements for Kumbh Mela, 2021.

Among others, the team will focus on the status of implementation of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Kumbh Mela issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) in the context of implementing preventive measures to contain spread of COVID- 19 during Kumbh Mela. This team will also review the implementation of its field level recommendations given to the State during its last visit, a month back, according to a PIB release.