Asad warns of ‘rapid build up’ of Covid-19 patients in hospitals, urges compliance with SOPs

NCOC chief says Indian variant causing devastation in countries


The head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) and federal minister Asad Umar on Thursday warned of a ‘rapid build-up’ of Covid-9 patients in hospitals and urged the masses to follow the SOPs and get vaccinated as soon as possible.

“Rapid build up starting to take place in Covid patients hospital inflow, as well as patients in critical care,” Umar said on Twitter.

“This Indian variant has caused devastation in countries in the region,” said the minister as he referred to the Delta variant of the virus, which will soon become the dominant strain in the world if it has not already, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO.

The NCOC chief advised, “Please follow sop’s and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Do not risk your own & others lives.”

on July 9, umar said there were clear signs of a fourth wave of Covid-19 starting in the Country,primarily due to poor compliance to SOPs and arrival of the indians variant.

“2 weeks back I had tweeted that our artificial intelligence models are showing possible emergence of 4th wave. Now there are clear early signs of 4th wave starting,” he said.

Read More than 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on July 12: umar.

Earlier, the NCOC chief said a fourth wave of Covid-19 could possibly occur in July if precautionary SOPs were not adhered to.

“Reviewed the artificial intelligence-based disease modeling analysis today in the NCOC,” Umar said in a tweet.

On July 13, it was reported that the Covid-19 positivity ratio had increased during the last week, reaching 15 per cent in Karachi.