GMC Jammu conducts CME on new variant ‘Omicron’



`JAMMU: Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu on Thursday conducted Continuing Medical Education (CME) on new variant of SARS-CoV 2 ‘Omicron’.
Faculty Members from the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics & Microbiology discussed in detail about the evolution, signs & symptoms and management of ‘Omicron’.
Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Principal & Dean, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said that mutation of the virus is a continuous phenomenon and although as per the reports till now ‘Omicron’ has high transmissibility and low virulence but still we cannot let our guard down and we have to be prepared to meet any eventuality.
The observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour, early completion of vaccination and following the test, tract and treat strategy is the key to win the war on the COVID-19 pandemic, she said.
The role of monoclonal antibodies and the status of development of new vaccines was also discussed in detail in the CME.
HoDs, Faculty Members & Residents attended the CME.