All COVID-19 Positive Samples To Be Sent For Genome Sequencing: Arvind Kejriwal
Amid the Omicron scare and the rising variety of coronavirus circumstances in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal right this moment mentioned all samples that take a look at optimistic for the an infection will now be despatched for genome sequencing.
He additionally urged the Centre to permit the administration of booster pictures to the absolutely vaccinated metropolis residents.
The Chief Minister appealed to folks to not panic and put on masks as they’re the best safety towards the virus.
“For the last few days, COVID-19 cases are increasing in the city. Yesterday (Sunday), it was over 100. We don’t know what type of Covid cases these are, normal or the Omicron variant. So, to ascertain this we have now decided to send the samples of all positive cases for genome sequencing,” Mr Kejriwal mentioned at a press convention.
The choice was taken at a gathering of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) throughout which the Omicron state of affairs, together with its attainable results and steps to cope with it, was mentioned, in accordance with the Chief Minister.
Delhi has reported 24 circumstances of the Omicron variant to date, in accordance with sources.
Mr Kejriwal appealed to the Centre to permit the administration of booster pictures to these Delhi residents who’ve already obtained each doses of Covid vaccine.
“About 99 per cent of our eligible population has received the first dose and about 70 per cent has been vaccinated with both doses.
“I request the central authorities to permit booster doses for all those that have been vaccinated with each doses. We have the infrastructure to manage booster doses. We can begin with our healthcare employees after which vaccinate the remainder of the inhabitants,” he said.
Mr Kejriwal also said the home isolation system will be strengthened in Delhi as according to experts the Omicron variant only causes mild symptoms.
“We will strengthen the house isolation system as most circumstances is not going to require hospitalisation. There is not any must panic in view of the Omicron variant as we now have made ample preparations in hospitals to cope with any outbreak,” he said.
He said the government has made adequate arrangements for hospital beds, oxygen, medicines and everything else that may be needed to combat the virus.
“We is not going to let the folks of Delhi face any issue of their therapy,” he added.
The Chief Minister held a gathering on November 30 to evaluate preparations to deal with a attainable third wave of coronavirus and the unfold of the Omicron variant.
It has been assessed that 30,000 Covid beds are prepared in Delhi. The authorities will be capable to prepare 100 beds per ward on a two-week discover, which can take the entire mattress capability in Delhi to over 64,000, in accordance with an official assertion.
Additionally, 6,800 ICU beds will even be prepared very quickly. Medicine shares are presently being added and residential isolation preparations are being strengthened, the federal government assertion mentioned.
The Delhi authorities has issued a Covid helpline quantity — 1031 — to assist sufferers with any downside. The helpline is operational 24×7. The name attendants work in three shifts and might attend 600 to 700 calls.
The authorities can also be specializing in rising manpower for Covid administration to be ready for a attainable unfold of the illness. This will embody medical, nursing and paramedical college students skilled in oxygen remedy, Covid administration and paediatric ward Covid administration.
A workforce of 5,000 well being assistants has been readied for any future wants, the assertion mentioned.
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