After Corona, now the risk of a new sub-variant H3N2 is increasing because this virus is spreading rapidly across the country and its cases are also coming up continuously. Although not a single case of virus has been reported in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital so far, but in the meantime the risk of corona has also started increasing. Dr. Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of the hospital said, ‘There is not a single H3N2 patient in LNJP Hospital, but recently two corona patients have come who are admitted in the hospital and are undergoing treatment.’
Dr. Suresh said, ‘H3N2 is a subvariant of Influenza A virus. At present we do not have any patient of this virus. Its symptoms are the same that we see in Kovid like fever, cough and breathlessness.
He said, “H3N2 virus causes fever, cough and breathlessness in most of the patients, which lasts for one to two weeks. In contrast, if we look at cases of Covid virus, fever, cough and breathlessness in these cases occurs and it persists for three to five days.
He said, “Covid patients recover faster because most of the Indian population is already vaccinated by the strong vaccination program of the Government of India. We are not seeing any Covid-related patients in the last month, but the rising positivity rate Due to COVID-19 we have only one mother and child admitted two days ago and both these patients are also on the way to recovery.”
Dr. Suresh further added, “We already have 450 beds and 20 beds for H3N2. This includes ICU beds and ventilator beds. We have the infrastructure, it is the biggest Covid facility in the national capital. So right now There is no need to fear it.”
He said, “We have adequate stock of medicine which is used for treatment of H3N2 and we have trained our staff, nurses and all technical staff for this virus. We have also disseminated the guidelines of ICMR and Government of India.” Have done how to deal with this virus if a case comes to light.
Dr. Suresh said, “This virus mainly infects patients who have low immunity, which includes elderly people and children. They are very prone to infection. We have done RT PCR for this H3N2 virus. Testing has also started.”
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