Within the midst of a rise in infections all through the nation, the Odisha authorities introduced on Wednesday that the state has not recorded any Covid circumstances within the earlier week.
They added that the federal government is stepping up its surveillance and is on excessive alert.
After attending the Covid-19 assessment assembly with Union Well being Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Odisha Well being Minister Niranjan Pujhari mentioned, “Kerala, Goa and Karnataka have reported some cases of new variants of Covid-19. Though the new variant is not dangerous, the Centre has asked us to remain alert, enhance testing and strengthen surveillance.”
Attending the convention as nicely, Sachidananda Mohanty, the director of medical schooling and coaching, reported that regardless of inspecting over 3,000 samples, not a single incidence of Covid-19 has been discovered previously seven days.
“We are prepared well. We are following Centre’s advisory,” Mohanty was quoted as saying by the media.
“JN.1 variant has not been detected in Odisha so far. The government is keeping a watch on the situation and necessary guidelines will be issued if required. In case of detection of such a case, genome sequencing will be carried out,” mentioned director (well being providers) Bijay Mohapatra.
He urged anybody with related signs to have a Covid take a look at. In response to Mohapatra, the state has sufficient hospital beds and infrastructure to deal with affected person care.
As much as 21 circumstances of the Covid-19 sub-variant JN.1 have been discovered nationwide so far, in response to Dr. V Okay Paul, an NITI Aayog member (Well being).
(With company inputs)