Covid is now mild, but it is extremely contagious. Covid has infected almost 200 doctors and healthcare workers in Kolkata in the last week, according to reports. Medical personnel has been falling victim to the pandemic at an alarming rate, according to reports, from government hospitals to private institutes. According to reports, some 70 doctors at the Calcutta National Medical College have been afflicted. At NRS hospital, almost the same number of doctors and nurses had been infected with Covid. According to sources, more than 35 doctors and other health workers at R IN high-profile private hospitals, the situation is similar, with some of Kolkata’s most well-known doctors suffering from Covid.
Many asymptomatic people have tested positive in the past 7-10 days, according to a senior official at the state health department who spoke on the condition of anonymity. It will take another week or two to determine if the number of people who need to be hospitalized rises.
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- On the first day of the vaccination push for children, over 40 lakh people aged 15 to 18 received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine until 8 p.m., tweeted Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday.
- All prescribed government standards will be followed, including identity checks before vaccine administration, data validation in the Co-WIN app, 30-minute post-vaccination observation, an AEFI. The cold chain will be properly maintained for vaccine storage, as well as biomedical waste management. Infection control procedures shall be followed during the immunization process, including fever screening of all beneficiaries, physical distance, hand cleanliness, universal masking, and safe injection techniques.
- According to the Centre’s suggestions, states have improved their health infrastructure.
- Between October 2020 and November 2021, India’s medical oxygen capacity, which is critical for serious COVID-19 patients, grew by about 28%.
- The Central Armed Police Forces have started storing needed medicines like Remdesivir, as well as oxygen supplies and reactivating COVID-19 care centers.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), expressed optimism that the Covid-19 pandemic will be over by 2022 if the disparity is addressed.
It’s critical to adequately mask yourself, get both vaccine doses (if not already vaccinated), keep social distance, and get as much ventilation as possible. Meanwhile, states have been urged to treat fever and sore throat as Omicron symptoms by the Center. Furthermore, it is terrible that our third wave will likely occur next month. In the coming month, it is expected to rise. We need to keep SMS (Sanitizer, Mask, and Social Distancing) going.
For people over 60 with comorbidities, the government has previously declared a booster dose. Those who haven’t finished the second dose should do so immediately. Because the vaccine does not prevent infections, it does protect against consequences such as pneumonia. As a result, everyone should get the full immunization and those with comorbidities, particularly health care workers, should get a booster shot.