Once bitten, twice shy: States get ready for 3rd Covid wave, focus on kids
As states continue to grapple with the severity of the second wave of Covid, the spectre of a pential third wave has been haunting the country and many states have begun planning and even putting in place infrastructure. The focus is on children, with apprehension that they could be the worst affected.
From ram up paediatric beds to prioritising vaccination for parents of kids below 12 years and formulating children-specific protocol, states are con trating hard on paediatric Covid care along with other measures like setting up oxygen plants and establishing more testing labs.
The UP go nment recently announced that priority would be given to parents of children below 12 years in vaccination. Goa wants to prioritise vaccination for lactating mothers with children below two years.
Most states are either adding or earmarking beds for paediatric Covid care, including paediatric intensive care units (PICU), neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and sick newborn care units (SNCU).
Sample this: Maharashtra, where the second wave took a heavy toll, has planned to increase paediatric Covid beds from the present 600 to 2,300. BMC commissioner Suresh Kakani said 500 beds will be added in Mumbai alone.
chest thum PM has distroyed India in last 7 years.
States are preparing to fight third wave, Modi and BJPee are preparing to fight UP ions.
After Feku shed crocodile tears over the apocalyptic situation he created, it seems that states still have to buy own "tan ks" to fight the war.
Looking forward to the Feku Diwas day when the ghadha will be kicked out of the house
Scrap the central Vista and use the money to pay for the vaccines for the common man in India
yesterday there was a statement by some doc no evidence 3rd wave will effect kids, other day it was something else, tomorrow it will be something else..but nobody will care to increase the supply of vaccines we are lagging behind so much...
hopefully the tragedy has grown some sense in this orange gobbar govt
states gets ready....what about the centre...s
people blame modi for anything and everything like as if he is the punching bag. The reality is that so many people lead their guard down from Dec 2020 and were roaming around recklessly be it parties re gious ceremonies marriages in particular that they are equally to be blame for this. Lets now move ahead and get vaccinated in the next 6 months and till then alteast adhere to strict mask wearing and social distancing wherever possible
Govt. failed to forsee 2nd wave ,farmers prest ,ions etc and free movement led to this.First wave could not hit because national lockdown
Where is feku these days?
BJP blaming state go nment now after failing to solve the first wave with jumla lights and sounds.
Thanks to Presi nt Trump’s Operation WarpSpeed for vaccine development, all Americans have now vaccines available as he had promised.
K Mohan Hyderabad city
As soon United India we have the capacity and caliber to over come any waves that make
Good!! We should set aside po itics and prepare ourselves for the 3rd wave if it has to come. We now have the awareness and resources. We will win.
The children between 12 and 18 seem to be forgotten.
What is the plan for them?
All said and done, all focus should be on mamization of the vaccination.
Vaccination is centre responsibility and at this rate, it will take us 3-4 years to vaccinate whole country.
The second wave happened because of the state go nments; From March 24th of 2020 to November, everything was under control. The state go nment opened malls, cinema halls, pubs and allowed interstate travels entire India lost the grip.
Now the states, wise from their bitter experience, have nowhere to go and they are on their own as the Modi govt has completely. abdicated its responsibility