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AIIMS Delhi Issues Fresh Guidelines To Curb Covid-19 As City Reports First Case Of JN.1

Delhi on Wednesday reported it’s first case of new sub-variant of Covid-19 – JN.1 following which, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) issued guidelines for curbing the positive cases arriving at hospitals in the city.

After deliberations with the heads of the departments, the AIIMS director has announced to establish a Covid screening Outpatient Department (OPD) in the emergency department. Additionally 12 beds will full fledgedly be dedicated for the hospitalization of the seriously ill patients.

Testing will be conducted for the patients having Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) – like symptoms such as persistent fever, cough and acute respiratory problems.

As per the guidelines issued, all the departments at AIIMS have been directed to manage all the covid patients in their wards.

All the patients will be assessed for any Covid-like symptoms and to triage them on the basis of their medical requirements in the emergency department.

While, rooms from 1 to 12 in the new private ward will be dedicated for the hospitalization of all the Covid-positive Employees Health Scheme (EHS) beneficiaries.

In his announcement, Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj on Wednesday requested people to not to panic as the city reported its first case of new sub-variant JN.1.

“JN.1 is a sub-variant of Omicron and causes mild infection. It is the variant spreading in South India. There is no need to panic; it causes mild sickness,” said Mr. Bharadwaj.

Delhi now has total 35 active cases so far with 9 additions on Wednesday.

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