School are reopen in country starts fear of covid thirdwave, The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday warned of the third wave of COVID-19 inching closer. In a recent report submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), NIDM stated that the third Covid wave might peak in October.
A committee of experts under the panel has demanded better medical preparedness especially for children who might be at risk just as much as adults this time. In its report that has been submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the committee has spoken about the critical need of paediatric facilities, including doctors, staff, and equipment like ventilators and ambulances.
If a large number of children got infected by the virus. It further said the available infrastructure was “no nowhere close” to the requirement, if the need arose. The report has called for prioritising vaccination among children with co-morbidities and a special focus on disabled children. The vulnerability of children has been discussed in the report, especially of those who haven’t been vaccinated.
Meanwhile, India recorded 25,072 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 389 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Monday, the country saw a total of 44,157 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.57 per cent and total recoveries to 3,16,80,626.