Eminent virologist Dr. Shahid Jameel highlights presence of Delta variant in India, Delta Plus variant additionally begins spreading tentacles
CHANDIGARH: In order to additional ramp up the preparations and put together the state to thwart the much-anticipated third Covid wave, Punjab Chief Secretary, Vini Mahajan, on Monday held dialogue with an eminent virologist Dr Shahid Jameel, the previous head of the advisory group to the Indian SARS-COV-2 Genomics Consortia (INSACOG).
Talking on Covid variants of concern, Dr Shahid Jameel mentioned India ranked second amongst Covid infections and third amongst deaths and vaccination on the planet. He highlighted the presence of Delta variant in India. Besides, Delta Plus variant, which is a mix of Delta and Beta variants, has additionally began spreading its tentacles in India with 7 such confirmed circumstances already discovered within the nation.
Highlighting the significance of vaccination, he mentioned vaccine was the one resort to forestall the pandemic and in addition reduces the Covid severity. “Vaccination is essentially the most price efficient approach to defend from the dreaded virus,” he pressured.
Extending a heat welcome to Dr Jameel, the Chief Secretary mentioned weekly conferences had been being organised by the Punjab Government to hold its docs up to date about each facet of Covid and new challenges. Today’s dialogue was additionally a part of this collection.
Dr Jameel appreciated the Punjab Government’s much-needed initiative on this regard. He suggested all to stay cautious and proceed exercising Covid applicable behaviour together with sporting masks, washing arms, and sustaining social distancing.
Principal Secretary Health Hussan Lal, Health Adviser Dr KK Talwar, Dr Pallabh Ray from PGIMER, Chandigarh and different senior well being officers attended the dialogue.