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Lack of booster jabs and protocols could have serious implications for Healthcare and Frontline workers of Madhya Pradesh : Dr Purohit

Bhopal 25.12.2021. According to Dr Naresh Purohit, Advisor- National Immunisation Programme – In Madhya Pradesh Iack of booster shots and proper infection control protocols in hospitals for healthcare and frontline workers could have serious implications .

Sharing his concern on this serious issue with Blue Eyes, Noted Epidemiologist Dr Purohit averred that umpteen people in the country have tested positive with the Omicron variant despite having received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

He cautioned that the worry now is that with one year passing since most of the frontline workers received their first dose, the acquired immunity is likely lost, and they are all virtually defenseless to fight a new infection.

Dr Purohit explained that boosters are needed urgently for healthcare workers since the entire healthcare system could collapse in case of a third wave. So far, in every wave of infection, the first to be infected were healthcare workers. If they all go into isolation then the workload would be immense for others, worsening the situation.
He apprehended that it would worrisome in the event healthcare workers (HCW) are exposed to the virus because this would leave their patients infected and affected.

He pointed that not only will common public suffer from infections, they will also suffer because all HCWs too would be infected and quarantined
In light of this, boosters are crucial, along with newer infection control protocols. “Infection control with Omicron can’t be the same as during Delta and Alpha. Omicron variant spreads much faster and can infect many more and so there should be a mandate that all healthcare workers must wear an N95 mask and ensure it is correctly worn,” Dr. Purohit said.
He added that weekly testing regimes should be reintroduced for staff in all hospitals to ensure, any new infection is identified and isolated before it could infect others.
Dr. Purohit has emailed a note to the health minister in this regard in light of wave predicted for January

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