The 104 service will be available round the clock and will be staffed by 20 people during the day and 10 at night. The staff include doctors and support staff. DC Image
Nellore: The sudden spurt in Covid-positive cases from 203 on Wednesday to 395 on Thursday caused alarm in the district. However, the virulence is low and home Isolation kits are being supplied to the infected with advice to be in isolation for one week.
Health officials have been advising those who took the ‘booster’ doses not to be complacent as there are several cases where people were infected though they had the precautionary third dose.
"Though we are alarmed by the steep increase in the number of Covid cases, we are content because there is hardly any hospitalisation or serious cases unlike in the past," collector K.V.N. Chakradhar Babu said.
Speaking to this correspondent, Babu said doctors were recommending home isolation for a week to all those infected. The administration had opened 12 Covid care centres, one for each constituency, for those who don’t have a facility for home isolation.
According to the collector, a control room with phone number 104 has been activated to answer questions with regard to Covid and to arrange home isolation kits and other assistance.
The 104 service will be available round the clock and will be staffed by 20 people during the day and 10 at night. The staff include doctors and support staff.
The medical kit contains some antibiotics, vitamin tablets, and tablets for cold and cough. Most of the patients were recovering within three days and they are allowed to exit home isolation after seven days unlike 14 days in the past, said Dr S. Rajya Lakshmi, district medical and health ifficer.
She appealed to those eligible to make use of the booster dose being provided to those in the 60-age group. Dr Lakshmi urged the people who had not taken the vaccination so far to get it immediately.