Both the reports of all the 9 patients of Jaipur infected with new COVID-19 variant Omicron admitted in the hospital came negative after which all have been discharged from the hospital. All patients are completely healthy and asymptomatic. Their blood, CT scan and other tests are normal. The doctors have advised them to remain in home quarantine for seven days.
Out of these 9 patients 4 had recently returned from South Africa and two of them are children while 5 others were in contact with the family. All were admitted to the hospital.
Health Minister Parsadi Lal Meena said that the department was quite alert from the beginning over the new variant of the corona. After the report of genome sequencing, the treatment was started by admitting the infected to RUHS. All patients have been advised to remain in-home quarantine.
Sawai Man Singh Medical College Principal Dr Sudhir Bhandari said that research is currently underway on the Omicron variant. This infection spreads fast, but it is not fatal as the Delta variant. He said that it has less effect if both doses of the corona vaccine are taken.
In the meantime, the Rajasthan government has started an on-call vaccination facility to speed up vaccination drive however, the facility will be provided only when at least 10 people have to be vaccinated.
The order issued by the department said that one has to call the helpline number 181 for this facility and give the names and details of 5 people. The health worker will reach within a day on the given address and vaccinate the concerned people. Besides this, the government has also started a door-to-door campaign for vaccination.
Notably, more than 4.43 crore people have been administered 1st dose and more than 2.84 crores have been administered both the dose of the Covid vaccine in Rajasthan. So more than 50 per cent of the targeted population of the state has got both the dose of the vaccine.
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