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At a Delhi hospital, 40 Omicron patients were given only multivitamins and paracetamol as treatment

According to doctors at Delhi’s Lok Nayak hospital, the only treatment given to Omicron patients so far has been multivitamins and paracetamol.

According to doctors at Delhi’s Lok Nayak hospital, the only treatment given to Omicron patients so far has been multivitamins and paracetamol.

Until now, the LNJP Hospital, the Delhi government’s largest healthcare facility, has reported 40 cases of the new coronavirus variant that is causing concern. Nineteen of these patients have already been released from the hospital.

Around 90% of the patients are “asymptotic,” according to a senior doctor at the hospital, while the rest have mild symptoms such as “sore throat, low-grade fever, and body ache.”

“Only multivitamins and paracetamol tablets were used in the treatment. We didn’t feel compelled to give them any additional medication “he stated

The majority of the patients, according to the doctor, are those who tested positive for COVID-19 at the airport upon arrival from other countries. “Three-four have even taken booster shots,” he added, adding that the majority of them are fully vaccinated.

Omicron patients so far has been multivitamins and paracetamol.
Omicron patients so far has been multivitamins and paracetamol.

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According to a source, the patients included an African MP, a member of a royal family from a north Indian state, and family members of bureaucrats.

According to the Union Health Ministry, there have been 67 Omicron cases in Delhi so far, with 23 of them being discharged.

Following orders from the city government, facilities for treating and isolating suspected cases of Omicron have been established at Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital, Max Hospital Saket, Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj, and Batra Hospital in Tughlakabad.

Since Wednesday (December 22), all COVID-19-infected people in Delhi have had their genomes sequenced to see if the new Omicron variant has spread throughout the city.

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The Lok Nayak hospital and the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, both run by the Delhi government, can sequence 100 samples per day. According to city Health Minister Satyendar Jain, two Centre-run labs in Delhi can sequence 200-300 samples per day.

Expecting a spike in Covid cases as a result of the fast-spreading Omicron variant, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that his government has made plans to handle one lakh patients and conduct three lakh tests daily, as well as have enough manpower, medicines, and oxygen.

The latest variant of the coronavirus, according to Kejriwal, spreads quickly and causes “very mild” infection, as well as fewer hospitalizations and deaths.

As a result, he said, the government has been concentrating on strengthening its home-isolation module, with orders issued to hire agencies to treat patients at their homes.

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