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Chief Minister calls for preparedness against a new variant of coronavirus


Nepalnews
2022 Jan 10, 7:37,
A healthcare worker takes a nasal swab sample from a migrant worker during proactive testing at his work place, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Samut Sakhon province in Thailand, January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa - RC28GL911BC6

Chief Minister of Karnali Province Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has instructed the officials for the preparedness against the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

After an inspection visit of Mehalkuna Hospital in eastern Surkhet on Sunday, he asked the health care institutions and local levels to complete all the preparedness tasks prior to the spread of the third wave of the pandemic.

On the occasion, Shahi said that processes for the construction of a 50-bedded infectious disease control hospital were initiated at Chhinchu of Bheriganga Municipality, the main entrance of Karnali Province.

He called upon the federal, provincial, and local levels to cooperate to prepare a plan of action prior to the spread of the infection, adding that the provincial government would ensure sufficient budget and human resources.

The Chief Minister said that an oxygen plant has been established in Mehalkuna Hospital to ensure the sufficiency of oxygen in the Surkhet, Salyan, Jajarkot, Rukum West, and Dolpa districts.

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