Omicron: Civil Surgeon reviews preparedness

Do not get out of homes without reason and wear masks

Omicron: Civil Surgeon reviews preparedness

The Kapurthala Civil Surgeon visits an oxygen plant in the district.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 3

“Do not get out of your homes without reason” and “wear masks”, were two of the many advisories that the Kapurthala Civil Surgeon meted out to the district’s citizens today. With the surfacing of the new variant of Covid, Kapurthala Civil Surgeon, Dr Gurinderbir Kaur, on Friday visited and reviewed arrangements at various health centres in the district.

She visited the hospitals’ ICU centres, isolation wards, three oxygen plants running in the district and also looked into the medicines available at various government centres.

Dr Gurinderbir Kaur said the Health Department was on guard about the Omicron variant of Covid and health teams are working to tackle it at their own level. She appealed to people to abide by Covid appropriate behaviour, including wearing masks and not to go out without reason.

Issuing a warning about the new Covid variant, the Civil Surgeon told people that with the coming of new cases of Omicron worldwide, getting vaccinated with both the doses of Corona and abiding by future government directions was necessary.

She asked people with persistent symptoms like fever, cough, difficulty in breathing, body ache, fatigue and nausea to contact local government health centres and get sampling done. She also asked citizens to exercise caution in little things like placing a handkerchief over their mouths while sneezing.

Meanwhile, Dr Gurinderbir Kaur said people coming from 11 countries will be tested upon arrival in India. These countries include United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel. She said those coming from these countries will be tested on the airport.

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