New wave of Covid-19 is spreading faster than last year, said Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of Delhi’s Lok Nayak Hospital on Wednesday, citing an increased number of patients admitted on account of coronavirus infection.
“The current wave of Covid-19 is spreading faster than last year. Last week 20 patients were admitted to our hospital, today there are 170 patients. Demand for beds is also increasing,” Kumar said.
Referring to the efficacy of the vaccines he said, “All doctors and Health care workers (HCW) were vaccinated. Now, fewer infections were seen among HCWs.”
“We have noticed, patients who were earlier infected with Covid-19 were mostly elderly people, above 70 years. As the elderly people have been vaccinated, now the patients are mostly youngsters, children and pregnant women. We have increased the beds in the hospitals as per the Delhi’s government’s directions. All arrangements are in place at our hospital,” he further said.
He said that Plasma is available at Lok Nayak Hospital adding that the hospital is starting a new programme in coordination with CRPF and Delhi Police where “more people can donate plasma and save lives.”