Covid Pandemic: Hospitals on Alert as Covid-19 Case Surges.
Covid Pandemic: The Indian Ministry of Health is conducting simulated exercises to assess hospitals’ readiness to deal with growing Covid-19 instances.
The drills will take place around the country on Monday and Tuesday.
The number of current cases in India is very low, but specialists are advising care to prevent the disease from spreading further.
In 2021, the country had a fatal second wave, and the administration was chastised as many hospitals ran out of oxygen and critical care beds.
Covid Pandemic: According to government data, India reported over 6,000 new cases on Sunday. There were 35,000 active cases.
The increase in number is mostly due to XBB.1.16, an omicron subvariant. The WHO stated that it was monitoring the subvariant and its spread in India.
According to experts, it is not deadly.
“It’s been around for a few months. We haven’t observed a reduction in severity in individuals or communities, but that’s why these mechanisms are in place.” According to Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s COVID-19 technical lead,
Numerous Indian cities have experienced a spike in cases in recent weeks, although this has not increased hospital admissions.
The simulation exercises are being overseen by India’s health minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, and other state health ministers.
Mr Mandaviya also instructed health authorities to identify emergency hotspots by tracking cases of respiratory diseases in an online meeting on April 7, and he also encouraged them to expand Covid-19 testing and immunization.
He also emphasized the need of raising awareness about Covid-appropriate behaviour, such as wearing masks in public.
Meanwhile, several jurisdictions have made wearing masks in public mandatory, and individuals are being urged to observe Covid-19 safety guidelines.
Covid Pandemic: India was also on high alert in December because of an increase in Covid-19 cases in neighbouring China and it also increased surveillance.