Cases of H3N2 virus increased rapidly in Delhi hospitals, hospitals ready for emergency
The cases of H3N2 influenza virus have increased rapidly in the hospitals of Delhi, in view of which the hospitals are being prepared to deal with the emergency.
The country's national capital Delhi is witnessing a sharp rise in H3N2 influenza virus cases, with doctors claiming a 150% increase in the number of patients coming to OPDs with complaints related to influenza virus symptoms. In view of this increase in the number of patients, hospitals are being prepared to deal with any situation. Talking to the news agency, Dr. Vini Kantro, Consultant, Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals said that the sudden spurt in the number of patients can be attributed to seasonal change, mutation of the virus.
Speaking to the news agency, another senior doctor said that a 15-member medical team has been formed to take care of the patients and is stocking medicines as per the guidelines of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Delhi government's Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) has prepared a 20-bed isolation ward for patients with the H3N2 influenza virus in case of any emergency. Dr. Rajeev Gupta, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine at CK Birla Hospital, Gurugram and Delhi said that there has been an increase in cases of ili (Influenza-like illness) in the last few days.
Last Saturday, March 11, Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya held a review meeting regarding the increasing cases of the H3N2 Influenza virus in the country, after which an advisory has also been issued to the states to be on alert and monitor the situation closely. Along with this, the central government has also assured all possible help to deal with the situation.