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Kerala health workers to be trained in home care management amid Covid peak – The New Indian Express

Through Express news service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of the preparation for the third wave of Covid, the Department of Health has decided to start home care management training for health workers, said Minister of Health Veena George. Home care is better suited to deal with the growing number of Covid cases, she said. It is intended for infected people who do not require treatment in a hospital.

“People are suffering from colds, fever, coughs and body aches due to climate change. These symptoms are similar to those of Covid. It is therefore necessary to carry out a Covid test to ensure that the symptoms are not due to Covid, ”said Veena. Health workers, Disha advisers and e-Sanjeevani doctors were trained as a result of the new variant.

According to her, the preparation to face the third wave has already started. As part of the preparations, hospital facilities, intensive care units, ventilation beds, pediatric care, oxygen supplies and safety equipment were kept ready.

50 Omicron cases in good condition
T’Puram: The state has reported 50 more cases of people testing positive for Omicron. The newly infected are from Thrissur (1), Kollam (3), Ernakulam (18), Malappuram (5), Alappuzha (1), Palakkad (1), Kozhikode (2), T’Puram (8), Pathanamthitta (7 ), Kottayam (5). In addition, a native of Coimbatore has also tested positive for Omicron. Five of them were from high-risk countries and 45 from other countries. The state has reported 280 Omicron cases – 64 from high-risk countries, 186 from other countries and 30 local contacts.

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