With the increase of cases in Covid-19 in India, now the fear of the third wave is increasing. Maharashtra recorded 4154 daily cases, whereas over 25,000 people got infected in Kerala.
The warning of the government has come to light when Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting discussing the status of Covid-19 and vaccination. In the meeting, the Prime Minister, Principal Secretary, Principal Scientific Advisor, Cabinet Secretary, Member (Health) NITI Aayog, Health Secretary, and other important officials were present.
The government issued a statement stating that the Prime Minister has reviewed the status of the increase in bed capacity for pediatric care and other facilities under ‘COVID Emergency Response Package II‘.
Additionally, the states are also advised to prepare and redesign block level health infrastructure and primary care in these areas in order to deal with situations occurred in rural areas. The fear of the third wave of corona may knock in October.
The statement said the states have been asked to maintain a ‘buffer stock’ for drugs used in managing Covid-19, Mucormycosis, MIS-C (Critical Diseases of Children), at the district level. As per the statement, it was discussed that there are few countries in the world where the number for treating Covid-19 is still high. If we talk about India, states like Kerala and Maharashtra show that there is no room for complacency.
However, PM Modi underlined the rapid need for cylinders, oxygen cylinders, and PSA plants, to ensure the availability of oxygen. The government said to set up at least one PSA plant in each district with a capacity of 961 liquid medical oxygen storage tanks and 1,450 medical gas pipeline systems.