COVID: 'Third wave' may be a tsunami of 60 lakh cases, warns Maharashtra


COVID: 'Third wave' may be a tsunami of 60 lakh cases, warns Maharashtra
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The state of affairs has already turn into worrisome because the state has already recorded over 200 circumstances of the Covid-19 variant, Delta Plus, which has claimed 5 sufferers until date.

As the opportunity of the COVID-19 third wave looms massive, the Maharashtra authorities has cautioned that the state might witness round 60 lakh circumstances in such a state of affairs. While round 20 lakh had been affected within the first wave adopted by 40 lakh within the second, the dreaded subsequent wave might result in over 60 lakh circumstances, Health Minister Rajesh Tope stated.

“Of these, nearly 12 per cent would require oxygen support during treatment… We are trying to achieve 100 percent vaccination as soon as possible,” he stated.

Contending that the third wave has already began within the US, the UK, Russia, and different international locations, he referred to as upon folks to take excessive precautions throughout the upcoming festivals like Janmashtami, Ganeshotsav, Navratri and Diwali to keep away from a surge within the circumstances.

Tope has mentioned the problem together with his Kerala counterpart Veena George, whose state recorded 31,000 new circumstances on Thursday with the Onam celebrations thought of the prime motive, however the authorities have stepped up testing.

He revealed that to sort out the upcoming well being disaster, the Maharashtra authorities is within the means of recruiting extra docs, nurses and different medical-paramedical staffers apart from enhancing well being care capacities together with for juveniles.

“By September end, we plan to recruit 7,000 medical staff including 1,200 doctors. We are enhancing the production of liquid medical oxygen, increasing the number of beds in Covid hospitals, and getting 1,000 new ambulances,” Tope stated.

Additionally, the federal government has permitted an increment of Rs 1,500 within the salaries of 71,000 ASHA staff for which an an quantity of Rs 275 crore will likely be included within the funds.

Health Department officers stated that not less than 9 of the worst-hit districts within the two earlier waves “are being monitored very closely” to make sure that infections and fatalities could be managed, apart from taking measure to defend youngsters and infants.

The state of affairs has already turn into worrisome because the state has already recorded over 200 circumstances of the Covid-19 variant, Delta Plus, which has claimed 5 sufferers until date.

This week, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation authorities had been surprised after 22 younger college students, largely beneath 18, had been discovered contaminated out of 95 within the St Joseph’s School & Orphanage in Dongri, and the establishment was promptly sealed on Thursday.

(With IANS Inputs)

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