She said that it is difficult to assess the impact of the Omicron since relatively little time has passed since the variant emerged. At the same time, saying it is lighter than the Delta variant isn't right, Cipule said.
Currently, there are no difficulties in assembling emergency teams, but Cipule said at some point the overall morbidity could affect work. She focused on the high safety measures in the service, such as the constant wearing of respirators and testing before each shift, so if the employees were infected, she thought it would be more likely to happen outside work.
The head of NMPD said that the Omicron complicates the work of the reception departments in the development of patient logistics because often a person is in hospital for other reasons but is revealed to have symptomless Covid-19.
Cipule stressed the importance of being cautious at the moment and not loosening restrictions so that hospitals do not get overloaded.