To deal with a probable third Covid-19 outbreak, West Bengal has formed a 10-member expert group made up of doctors from state-run institutions. The committee would be in charge of overseeing and monitoring the situation, as well as suggesting appropriate measures for effective management.
“In view of the purported third wave of Covid-19, there is an immediate need to undertake all precautionary steps to prepare the health system in handling potential situations, especially regarding paediatric Covid cases. It has been felt imperative to constitute an expert committee to supervise and monitor the evolving situation and suggest suitable interventions for effective management of Covid-19 third wave,” a health department order said.
During the first wave, the daily tally of Covid-19 cases peaked at 4,157 on October 22. Daily incidences peaked at 20,846 infections on May 14 during the second wave. In the event that the third wave of Covid-19 strikes, the state government has begun reserving beds in hospitals for children under the age of 12. “Many scientists believe that the next wave of Covid-19 will afflict a greater proportion of children. An previous ruling stated, “The state administration has planned to protect the children by escalating inpatient Covid facilities for the younger group.”
Because children with mild to moderate symptoms would need to be kept with their mothers, an official claimed that 10,000 general beds would be set aside