Odisha’s first Omicron patient recovers, SCB all set to fight Covid-19
Cuttack: Odisha’s first Omicron patient recovers at a private hospital in Cuttack on Monday and will be discharged soon.
The patient was detected with this latest variant of SARS-CoV-2 on December 14. He is a resident of Jagatsinghpur and has a travel history to Nigeria.
He conducted a test and was informed that he tested positive for new variant of coronavirus Omicron.
The patient is allowed to stay under home isolation for 7 days and then will be brought back for check-ups, according to doctor.
The SCB Medical & Hospital in Cuttack is fully prepared to keep the rate of infection in check, informed SCB emergency officer Bhubanananda Maharana.
Around 600 beds are there in the Covid-19 hospital. Now only ten are being treated for the virus. We have also set up a separate ward for the Omicron patient. In the Omicron ward, we have set-up 7 ICUs and 7 isolation beds, informed SCB emergency officer.
We are also ready for the Covid vaccination drive from 15-18 age group and also the precaution dose. We are waiting for the government’s approval, we have to remain more cautious, informed Maharana.