The testing capacity at the BSL lab at VIMSAR has been increased and now the reports are being given in 3 to 4 days.
The total project cost is around Rs 75 lakh including compressor, pipelines, testing equipment and other items
The findings of the fourth nationwide sero-survey provide useful insights on a possible next wave, opening of schools and targeted ramping up of vaccinations.
The research found that the people are largely uninformed about newer variants of Covid-19 virus and the associated symptoms with it.
Third Covid wave may occur either due to mutations in virus or pool of susceptible population: Centre
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said vaccination protects from severe manifestation of the disease and improves herd immunity, and is accordingly likely to mitigate the impact COVID-19.
VK Paul also suggested that the Delhi government consult the Centre before imposing any travel restrictions in the capital.
Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Chitwan, Kaski, Rupandehi and Kailali are among the districts with more than 500 active cases of COVID-19 each.
The team, led by a Nagpur-based think-tank, comprises experts from the IIT, the IIM, the IISER among other institutions.
“The CM has directed officials to make all necessary preparations, including increasing oxygenated beds, training doctors and identifying paediatricians in all the districts.
A study by AIG Hospitals and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad reported that the requirement of ventilatory support was low among vaccinated people who contracted Delta variant.
Dr G Srinivasa Rao stressed on the need for wearing masks properly, hand sanitation and physical distancing by potharajus, pujaris, rangam devatas, temple staff and anyone participating in festivals.
The world moving towards the third wave of the pandemic should be seen as a red flag, as stressed by PM Narendra Modi, said VK Paul who heads the national task force on coronavirus.
Patnaik was among the six Chief Ministers with whom the Prime Minister had an interaction over the Covid situation.
The PIL filed on behalf of a minor sought directions for immediate vaccination of those in the 12-17 age group on the ground that there were fears a likely 3rd wave of COVID could affect them more.
As city hospitals increase infrastructure to combat the third wave, city doctors advise staggered opening of marketplaces and continuing with the work from home routine.