Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the novel coronavirus?
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not previously identified. It has been named as COVID-19. It is not the same as the coronaviruses that are known to circulate among humans.

2. How does the virus spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

3. What is a community spread?
Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

4. Will warm weather stop the outbreak/spread of COVID-19?
It is not yet known whether weather and temperature affect the spread of COVID-19. Some other viruses, like those that cause the common cold and flu, spread more during cold weather months but that does not mean it is impossible to become sick with these viruses during other months. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing.

5. How long do COVID-19 patients need to be isolated?
According to ICMR guidelines, a period of 17 days has fixed for Home Isolation Patients in Navi Mumbai. If a person is admitted/Institutional Isolation, one has to stay in isolation for 7 days after coming home.

6. Is there a need to get tested for COVID-19 after the home isolation period is over?
No. As per the ICMR's guidelines, there is no need for re-testing after completing isolation period if the patient doesn't show any symptoms.

7. Where can I get free Covid-19 test in Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation?
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8. Does the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation make the medicines available?
Yes. In some cases and upon urgency NMMC provides medicines. For this, one needs to contact the nearest medical officer.

Medical Officer Name Telephone Number(O) Telephone Number(M)
1 C.B.D DR. ARCHANA TAYADE 27578593 9820328860
2 KARAVE DR. KAVITA BORDE 27702377 8080897293
3 NERUL SECTOR 48 DR. PRAVIN KATAKE 27700121 9833913958
5 NERUL PHAZE 1 DR. SANJAY AATHAVALE 27700113 9967836225
6 NERUL PHAZE 2 DR. DARSHANA WAGHMARE 27721826 9769481221
7 SHIRAVANE DR. PUSHPA JAVADE 27709156 7710017799
8 INDIRA NAGAR DR. MAITHILI SHINDE 27613644 9892153182
9 SANPADA DR. MAHESH CHAVHAN 27750982 9820499399
10 TURBHE DR. KAILASH GAIKWAD 27633553 9594289898
11 JUHUGAON DR. VIDYA VERMA 27658187 9869000950
12 VASHIGAON DR. MANEKA PATIL 27821702 9870386329
13 PAVANE DR. VANDANA NARAYANE 27688128 9892243172
14 MAHAPE DR. V.V.DESHPANDE 27782529 9967785972
15 KHAIRANE DR. UJWWALA BARAPATRE 27552933 9322642788
16 GHANSOLI DR. VAISHALI MHATRE 27602387 8097891529
17 NOSILNAKA DR. APARNA MALVANKAR 65650901 9930688668
18 RABADA DR. VARSHA TALEGAONKAR 27695969 9867237584
20 AIROLI DR. SACHIN CHITNIS 27697924 9967651705
21 CHINCHPADA DR. SUSHMA SARUKTE 22904778 9702335919
22 DIGHA DR. RATNESH MHATRE 27792388 9820981223
23 ILTHANPADA DR. MILIND VASAVE 27797668 9892960824

9. Can someone from Corporation health center come to home for sample collection (Covid19) ?
No, Covid 19 sample collection and testing is done only at testing center.

10. I want to donate blood/plasma, where can I approach?
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11. Want sanitization in house/building premises?
Kindly contact your ward officer for sanitization related problems.

SrNo Ward Officer Name Telephone Number(O) Telephone Number(M) E-Mail
1 Belapur Shri. Shashikant Tandel 27570610 / 27573826 9967243286
2 Nerul Shri. Sanjay Tayde 27707669 9819771386
3 Vashi Shri. Mahendrasingh Thoke 27655370 / 27659741 9322267258
4 Turbhe Smt. Angai Salunkhe 27834069 9421858294
5 Koperkhairane Shri. Ashok Madhavi 27542406 9821338155
6 Ghansoli Shri. Dattatray Nagare 27692489 9892700098
7 Airoli Shri. Anant Jadhav 27792114 9892736228
8 Digha Smt. Priyanka Kalsekar 27792410 9321607876

12. Want to talk to a doctor about health?
To consult with doctor, Kindly contact on following number 022 35155012

13. Where I would get Fitness Certificate after completion of isolation period?
For any fitness certificate related query, Kindly contact medical officer for more details.

14. What is the difference between Rapid Antigen Test and RT-PCR?
All the tests available in the market for testing of COVID-19 have their pros and cons but RT-PCR remains the gold standard for testing.
RT-PCR is performed by taking swabs from nasal and oral tracts which are then put in a viral transport medium and brought to the lab. It is processed under biosafety level 2 plus facilities; then RNA (Ribonucleic acid) extraction is done to detect the presence of the virus.
RT-PCR test has a sensitivity rate of about 75%. This means, RT-PCR test will not give false positives, but there are 30-35 per cent chances of getting false negatives.
For Rapid Antigen Test, Nasopharyngeal swabs are collected by trained healthcare workers. RAT detects the presence of viral proteins in a sample from the respiratory tract of a person. However, it is capable of giving more false negatives as it has a moderate sensitivity rate of about 65%.

According to the ICMR protocol, if RAT gives the negative result and an individual has symptoms like Fever, Coughing, Loss of smell and taste, etc. then he/she should undergo RT-PCR test.

15. What is the current status of Bed Availability in Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation?
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16. How to handle the Oxygen Cylinder at home?
It is not advisable to use an oxygen cylinder at home. However, kindly contact your nearest physician for more details.

17. What is the hospital admission procedure in case of an emergency?
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