LNJP hospital in Delhi authorised to treat Omicron patients

NEW DELHI: Patients who test positive for the novel Covid-19 variant Omicron will be treated at the Delhi government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital. The hospital has been requested to set aside wards for people who need to be isolated and treated. The Health Department has issued an order prohibiting the hospital from refusing admission to individuals infected with the new variety on any grounds.

"The Union Health Ministry set up new recommendations for international travellers reporting Omicron, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified as a 'variant of concern,'" according to the decree.

According to the guidelines, patients who test positive for Omicron must be isolated in a separate unit. "As a result, Lok Nayak Hospital has been designated as the specific hospital for patients who have been diagnosed with the novel SARS-CoV-2 mutation. For the isolation and treatment of such patients, Lok Nayak Hospital shall designate one or more distinct wards (as needed) "It went on to say more.

According to the World Health Organization, the overall worldwide risk associated with the novel Covid Variant of Concern Omicron is quite high. Omicron is a highly divergent variety with a large number of mutations, including 26-32 in the spike, some of which are worrying and may be related with immune escape potential and increased transmissibility, according to the global health organisation. However, the global health organisation cautioned that there are still a lot of unknowns.

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