Kumar said, "If we vaccinate a considerable per cent of the population then herd immunity will set in and the transmission chain will be broken. We had the vaccination program at 3 sites, now it has been increased to 6 sites, 1200 people can be given vaccine per day here."
Referring to the efficacy of the vaccines he said, "All doctors and Health care workers (HCW) were vaccinated. Now, fewer infections are seen among HCWs."
He pointed out that "Human behaviour is one reason behind this spread...we are seeing overcrowding at railway stations, markets and non-compliance with mask-wearing. Another reason is that UK and South Africa strains have emerged with multiple mutations and they spread faster."
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."
"So far, we don't have any plan to stop OPD (outpatient department) services at our hospital," he added.
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