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Delhi doctors treat Omicron patients with minimum medicines

Delhi doctors treat Omicron patients with minimum medicines

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is trembling the world. But doctors at a Delhi hospital said that a majority of the patients infected with this variant were asymptomatic and did not require huge treatment.

Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital in Delhi is the largest healthcare facility of the Delhi government. So far, 40 Omicron cases have been reported here. Around 90 per cent of these patients were asymptomatic. The remaining patients only had mild symptoms like a low-grade fever, sore throat etc.

Doctors at the hospital treated these patients with paracetamol and multi-vitamins. The patients did not require anything other than that. Half of the patients have been discharged from the hospital.

Most of the patients were fully vaccinated, and a few of them even took the booster dose. The COVID-19 testing is mandatory for all those arriving from other countries at the airport. These people were tested COVID-19 positive in that testing.

As per the data of the Union Health Ministry, 67 Omicron cases had been reported in Delhi. Among them, 23 patients have been discharged.

Apart from LNJP hospital, many other hospitals also treat COVID-19 patients in Delhi. They include Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital, Max Hospital Saket, Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj and Batra Hospital in Tughlakabad. All these hospitals are giving treatment to Omicron patients. They also set up facilities for suspected cases of Omicron.

The genome sequencing of samples of all infected people has been conducted for the last few days to check the transmission of the Omicron variant in the community.

The labs at the LNJP hospital and the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences can conduct a sequence of around 300 samples each day.

Amid the surge in COVID-cases in recent days, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal directed the authorities to improve healthcare facilities to treat more patients by keeping enough medicines and oxygen ready. He said that the government made arrangements for conducting three lakh tests daily.

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