Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Preparing to tackle for third wave: Delhi Health Minister

Preparing to tackle for third wave: Delhi Health Minister

As Covid-19 cases continue to decrease in Delhi, Health Minister Satyendar Jain guaranteed that capital is preparing for the third wave of Covid-19 to tackle the if it case rise.

Mr. Jain told reporters.

"Delhi government is making a total effort to be prepared for the third wave. We have arranged 12,000 oxygen beds, 37,000 beds, etc.
Apart different preparations are also being made for children for the third wave,"

The second wave of Covid-19 swept India in April-May this year, with positive corona cases breaching the four-lakh mark per day. Several states imposed a lockdown to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

The hospitals in Delhi saw cases letting out with authorities swinging in action to build make-shift hospital facilities.

Over the past few weeks, several experts warned of a third wave looming, expressing concerns that it may affect the children specifically.

Under the Ministry of Home Affairs, the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has warned for Covid-19 third wave peak in October in its latest report to PMO.

The NIDM's reports quoted the Reuters' opinion survey of 40 experts that forecasted that the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic would likely hit India between July 15 and October 13, 2021. Emphasizing the effect of the potential Corona third wave on children, the report said the Indian Academy of Paediatrics found no biological evidence that the current and new Delta Plus covid variant will affect children but will be more effective.

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The report also said that Lancet COVID-19 Commission India Task Force decided that there is no current evidence that an expectation for the third wave will target children specifically. However, concerns remain.

"Cases are significantly less in the current date. The position of the number of personal being vaccinating is also getting good gradually.

All the states are opening schools slowly. In the following few periods, the Delhi government will see the situation and then will decide on it," Mr. Jain said on re-opening of schools, which have been shutting since the pandemic breaks out in March 2020 year.

With 17 cases, Delhi on Monday recorded its lowest number of new infections this year. The national capital's positivity rate yesterday was reported to be 0.04 percent, and with 374 active cases, the total cases in Delhi stand at 14,37,334, informed the Delhi Health Department.

For the fourth consecutive day, Delhi had not recorded a single Covid fatality. The cumulative death count of COVID-19 stands at 25,079.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "Markets of Delhi were allowed to function till 8 pm due to COVID-19. In the wake of decreasing cases, this restriction will be removed starting Monday (August 24). Now the markets can open as per their regular time.

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