COVID-19 Third Wave likely to Peak on October, warns MHA

JNS: Third wave of COVID-19 could peak around October, warned National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

In a recent report (prepared by a committee of experts of NIDM) submitted by MHA to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) stated that a third wave of Covid-19 could peak in October.

Times of India, in his report stated that “paediatric facilities — doctors, staff, equipment like ventilators, ambulances, etc. are nowhere close to what may be required in case a large number of children become infected”.

According to the NIDM’s report, children may be at a similar risk to adults when it comes to medical emergencies. If a high number of youngsters become ill, “paediatric facilities are nowhere near what may be necessary,” highlighted the experts.

A third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic should be tackled by increasing vaccination rates in states and union territories (UTs), the experts suggested.

Earlier on Friday Anurag Thakur, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister said that, Central government is fully prepared to tackle a possible third wave of COVID-19 and a provision of Rs 23,123 crore has been made for this purpose,

“Special emphasis is being given to strengthening paediatric care amid apprehension that the third wave may affect children more than others,” added Thakur.

Notably, India has recorded 25,072 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 3,24,49,306. In addition, 44,157 fresh recoveries took the number of recovered cases to 3,16,80,626 while 389 new deaths have taken the death toll to 4,34,756, reveals Health Ministry’s data (on Monday).

“Around 58.25 crore doses of vaccines have been administered so far as a part of the Nationwide Vaccination Drive,” it stated.

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