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INSACOG’s report has come out regarding different variants of corona and their medical effects, according to which different forms of the virus are increasingly mixed in Indian patients. Recently, while sharing the report of genome sequencing with the states, it was told that during the last three months, the mixture of more than one variant of corona virus has increased in Indian patients, as a result of which between the months of September and November mixed variants and their Sub variants generated have increased from 7.5 to 58%.
Not only this, all the forms of Omicron found during the third wave last year in 2021 are no longer visible in Indian patients. In 2020, Alpha and Beta, in 2021 Delta, Gamma and Kappa variants also started disappearing. Although it is a matter of concern that the old forms of the virus are disappearing, but new mixed forms ie double or triple mutations are coming out, which are considered very challenging in terms of public health. Sharing the report with ‘Amar Ujala’, a senior scientist member of INSACOG said, till September this year Omicron and all its related languages were being seen in large numbers, but after that the samples which came out in the month of November and now in December Among them, mixed ie recombinant forms are being seen the most.
Omicron changed 540 times, 61 mixed variants were also born
The report states that the corona virus changes its form very rapidly. Till now it has seen changes more than 18 thousand times. For the past one year, only sub-variants related to the Omicron variant of Corona are being circulated all over the world. So, when it comes to Omicron, it has changed 540 times and given birth to 61 mixed variants. In view of these changes of the virus, it is being asked to emphasize on genome sequencing.
Serious BF.7 was not found during treatment.
So far four cases of BF.7 variant have been found in India. Of these, one case was found in July, two in September and one in November. When BF.7 infected patients were monitored during treatment, none of them were found to be serious. Its serious consequences are being told in China or other countries, but till now only a mild effect has been seen in India. Also, after the recovery of the patients, they do not have any kind of problem.
- INSACOG believes that one of the reasons for the mild form of the BF.7 variant in India is the large number of people being vaccinated.
- According to the health ministry, the BF.7 variant emerged after Omicron mixed with the BA.5 sub-variant. So far globally, it is being described as a very serious, fast-spreading variant that can infect people who have been infected or vaccinated in the past.
Preparation for mock drill in the states is complete, information will have to be given online
new Delhi. Preparations for mock drill in hospitals have almost been completed to prevent the coming wave of Corona. The Union Health Ministry has provided a form to the states for mock drill on Sunday, which has been instructed to download from the Covin India portal. This form will have to be filled along with the mock drill and uploaded at the same time as well as information will have to be given to the Corona War Room in Delhi. Giving this information, a senior official of the Ministry said that mock drill is going to be held on the morning of 27th December at all the health centers of the country. This entire process will be done under the supervision of the health secretaries of the respective states and top officials of the National Health Mission. Bureau
Union Health Ministry made available forms to states on Covin India portal
During the mock drill, inspection will be done from oxygen and medicine stores to adequate number of ventilators and beds in the hospitals. Along with this, along with the Kovid flu ward and the ward of suspected patients, the arrangement of kits for testing will be seen. He informed that the surveillance officer has been assigned the responsibility for mock drill in each district of the country. Their different teams will reach the district hospital and other health centers.