Karnataka HM instructs medical colleges to make necessary steps against Omicron

Bengaluru: Amid concerns over the new COVID-19 variation 'Omicron' and the prospect of a third wave, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said the state has urged medical colleges around the state to make required preparations for any eventuality.

The minister stated, after chairing a video conference meeting with the directors of medical colleges to discuss a possible third wave and a novel Omicron virus-related treatment, "At the district level, there are 21 medical schools that provide health services. Everyone, including medical college HODs, professors, and senior doctors, has been encouraged to meet the demand and offer effective care." "They can also seek assistance from resident doctors and medical students in their last year. During the first and second waves, the state ran out of nurses to care for individuals in the intensive care units. That issue has now been resolved. There are around 18,000 nursing and paramedic students in their last year.

Officials have been tasked with providing them with a month of training in partnership with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and other institutions "Sudhakar expressed his thoughts. On Thursday, the Centre announced that two patients in Karnataka had tested positive for the Omicron type of the coronavirus.

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