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Updated December 27th, 2023 at 22:51 IST

Gurugram reports 2 more Covid-19 sub-variant JN1 cases, active tally rises to 10

The city administration have directed concerned authorities and the hospitals in the city to remain on alert.

Abhishek Tiwari
2 more cases of Covid-19 new sub-variant reported in Gurugram.
2 more cases of Covid-19 new sub-variant reported in Gurugram. | Image:PTI
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Gurugram on Wednesday detected two more cases of Covid-19 sub-variant JN1, taking the total tally of the active cases in the city to 10. The city administration have directed concerned authorities and all the hospitals in the city to remain on alert.

This is the 12th such case of a new sub-variant reported so far in Gurugram. However, the officials confirmed that two people have recovered from the infection.

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Hospitals have been asked to establish separate isolation wards

District Collector Nishant Kumar Yadav has asked all hospitals in Gurugram to expeditiously establish separate isolation wards exclusively for patients exhibiting Covid symptoms. These wards should be equipped with necessary medical infrastructure, including isolation beds and oxygen facilities, to provide optimal care, reported news agency PTI.

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According to the guideline issued for the hospitals, a dedicated section within each hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) must be created to address the critical care needs of patients with severe manifestations of Covid-19.

In addition to it, adequate ventilators, monitoring equipment, and skilled medical staff should be allocated to this specialised ICU ward.

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Direction has also been given to designate a distinct area within the Out Patient Department (OPD) of every hospital, exclusively for individuals presenting with symptoms indicative of Covid-19.

The administration stated that all such preparations will facilitate prompt screening, testing, and initial consultation for suspected cases while minimising the risk of transmission to other patients.

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The administration has strongly sent messages to the hospitals, saying, "Hospitals are expressly prohibited from denying admission or treatment to any individual displaying symptoms of Covid-19 sub-variant JN1. It is incumbent upon hospital authorities to ensure the timely admission and provision of necessary medical care in alignment with guidelines issued by health authorities.”

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Published December 27th, 2023 at 22:51 IST

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