RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh on Wednesday reported first case of Omicron variant present in a 52-year-old man from Bilaspur district. The person had just lately returned from United Arab Emirates and his samples had been despatched for genome sequencing take a look at to Bhubaneswar. His report states that Omicron variant was present in his physique.
Expressing concern of incapability of assess which variant has hit Chhattisgarh in absence of genome sequence lab and no case of Omicron recognized but, well being minister TS Singhdeo has written to Union minister Mansukh Mandavia requesting him to open genome sequencing lab at Raipur AIIMS and Raipur Medical Faculty. Presently, the samples from state are being despatched to Odisha for genome sequencing which is a protracted course of and the experiences are awaited.
Singhdeo is in residence isolation since he was examined constructive for coronavirus on Sunday.

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“I wish to convey it to your discover that Chhattisgarh doesn’t have a facility or lab to check ‘genome sequencing’ and we now have to ship the samples to Bhubaneshwar to hunt take a look at experiences for a similar. This takes a whole lot of time and because the testing course of is sluggish, it’s turning into troublesome to determine if the Covid variant in our state is Omicron, Delta or one thing else. That is turning into an enormous hurdle is sketching out methods with the intention to take prevention and precautionary measures and in addition the road of therapy for Covid sufferers,” Singhdeo wrote within the letter.
Singhdeo stated that the altering types of Covid19 and its new variants has grow to be a critical reason behind concern globally and India isn’t untouched with it both. A lot of the states have reported instances of latest variant of Covid19 within the nation and as Chhattisgarh borders a number of states, the surge is being witnessed right here too.
“Contemplating the current circumstances in Chhattisgarh, I’m requesting you to right away provoke genome sequencing checks at AIIMS Raipur and in addition prolong monetary and technical assist to state to start out the identical lab at Raipur Medical Faculty. It’s vital to arrange and organize for higher therapy and amenities for unfold of an infection,” Singhdeo asserted.
The state witnessed spike in Covid19 instances with 14 docs at a Rajnandgaon hospital, six Border Safety Power jawans and 14 personnel of Chhattisgarh Armed Power in Bijapur district. Senior police officers have determined to quarantine all safety personnel for 14 days who’re coming back from depart and have are available in contact with different jawans.
The docs discovered contaminated at Pendri Medical Faculty hospital underwent Covid take a look at since two intern docs had been examined constructive for coronavirus about two days again and so they had all are available in contact with the duo. The antigen take a look at report said all 14 of them had been discovered contaminated. All of them present gentle signs and had been quarantined.
State of affairs appears to be going grave even in Bastar area with six jawans of battalion 17 of BSF and 14 CAF in Bijapur had been discovered contaminated whereas 5 Shasatra Seema Bal personnel in Kanhargaon camp in Kanker had been already Covid constructive different 38 CoBRA jawans had been reported contaminated in Sukma on Monday.
Most of those contaminated jawans had just lately returned type depart from different states and have been remoted in barracks solely as of now.
District officers stated that in case of any critical signs, the jawans could be shifted to hospital. It was additionally determined that the safety personnel coming back from depart should quarantine themselves and get examined in case of any symptom.
Amid experiences of few docs contaminated in PG hostel of Raipur Medical Faculty and Dental Faculty, Raipur district administration has declared 21 containment zones and have sealed as many residential residences which have reported surge in Covid instances.

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