Nagpur: With 1 case of reinfection and a few cases of fully vaccinated people testing positive for a variant of the new Omicron, city doctors say the government needs to make the use of N95 masks mandatory. more is needed. This mask alone and some other masks cannot at all guarantee complete protection against Omicron’s virus, which is highly communicable.
Dr. Rajesh Swarnakar, Pulmonologist, says that to combat this menace of omicrons, which are highly contagious, And all people should wear an N95 mask. And no other masks should be allowed at all in all public places. This is currently the rule in Germany and other developed countries. N95 masks are the cheapest in India.
Dr. Ravindra Sarnaik, Pulmonologist, has said that which mask should be used more is a very old debate. It depends on who has to use it and where. If it’s in a hospital, then N95 is the best possible mask. A high-risk person needs to wear this mask very much.
N95 Mask Provides 98% Protection
Dr. Ravindra has said that in the month of March, when the patients were very serious, then every other person was getting infected. Even then people were asked to use masks at their own homes. And yet, the concept of the mask is still not popular here at all. N95 mask provides 98% protection. But if anyone goes out for a walk, then any face-covering mask is recommended.
If in any market area or mall, a place where there is a lot of public conversation or where people have to talk a lot, then they need a double surgical mask.
Dr. H Bora, the Critical care expert, has said that N95 is also a certified entity. This mask filters 95% of our air. The Government of India should also make it mandatory. All people should voluntarily use it as a protection and social responsibility of each other.