KAILALI – In the wake of Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus reported in neighbouring India and other countries, the Sudurpaschim provincial government has intensified preparedness to stem the infection.
A meeting of the directive committee of the province today morning directed people to stay alert and hospitals and health institutions to be ready to contain the virus. Health institutions should ready and manage workforce, ventilators, intensive care units and oxygen, directed the meeting chaired by Chief Minister of the Province Trilochan Bhatta.
“Those entering Nepal from India have got health tests at the border. Preparations are underway to keep suspected people in quarantine,” said COVID-19 contact person at the Health Directorate, Hemraj Joshi. Similarly, samples have been collected and sent to Kathmandu to find whether or not people have been infected with the variant, he said.