Health minister mulls strict action against Omicron cluster cover-up

Veena George

Thiruvananthapuram: In the wake of the Omicron cluster cover-up by a private nursing college in Pathanamthitta, health minister Veena George has informed that there will stringent action against those institutions which hide the formation of Omicron clusters.

The minister pointed out that all institutions should adhere to Covid-19 allied guidelines and if there is a spike in cases that should be intimated to the health department.

The health department has taken action against the nurse college in Pathanamthitta for hiding the Omicron spread among the students, informed the minister.

As the institution did not inform the health department about the formation of the Omicron cluster, the district medical officer has been directed to take the action.

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