The Omicron variant is spreading much faster than expected. How is the ground preparedness?
There is a definite spike in the number of cases, as Omicron is a very infectious variant. States have also been told to ensure uninterrupted supply of liquid medical oxygen (O2) tanks, strengthen 02 plants and maintain an adequate supply of O2 cylinders and concentrators.
As a group, Apollo has provided close to 8 million vaccinations through 200 centres across the country. We have ramped up our home healthcare, launched Stay-i and adopted technology to provide good medical supervision to Covid patients. We are much better prepared this time with oxygen plants, ventilators and medicines, including Molnupiravir (anti-viral used to treat Covid-19).
When do you expect the Omicron infections to peak?
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