New Delhi, India (CU)_ As per the Delhi government’s order, four more private hospitals in the state have been named as the dedicated treatment centers for the new Covid strain Omicron. Previously, the state government’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital in Delhi was allotted for Omicron therapy. Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital, Max Saket, Fortis Vasant Kunj, and Batra Hospital Tughlakabad are the four private hospitals that have been authorized by the government to treat Omicron on a payment basis with immediate effect. With the inclusion of these four private facilities, Delhi now has a total of five hospitals treating the novel Covid variant Omicron.
The notice issued by the Delhi Health department stated the following: “In order to augment the capacity of institutional isolation facility in the private sector for Covid positive international passengers who have travelled from or transited through the countries classified as ‘at-risk’ as per the Centre’s guidelines, the authorities of Batra Hospital & Research Centre, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, Fortis Super Specialty Hospital, Vasant Kunj and Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital are hereby directed to establish separate units for such passengers on payment basis with immediate effect and to follow the SOPs issued by health ministry, government of India”.
According to the order, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital in Saket was ordered to build a special section for overseas travellers who tested positive for COVID at the beginning of the month. India has registered more than hundred Omicron cases thus far. The country’s first Omicron case was discovered in Karnataka on December 2. With the addition of ten new Omicron cases in Delhi on Friday, the city’s total now stands at twenty. However, ten of these twenty individuals have been treated and discharged.
Since the latest mutation Omicron was revealed, several governments have enforced serious travel restrictions on southern African nations. India has also included numerous nations to the list of countries from which passengers must adhere to additional steps and precautions upon arrival, including post-arrival infection testing and quarantine.