Next hundred days crucial for India regarding Coronavirus third wave: NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul

New Delhi – Coronavirus patients are on the rise again in many countries around the world. Dr VK Paul, member (health) of the NITI Aayog, warned that the number of patients is on the rise in some parts of India too, and the next 100 days will be important. Corona’s condition is currently under control in the country, but it could worsen, Paul warned.


Corona, India, NITI Aayog, Dr V K Paul, Narendra ModiOn Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also interacted with the chief ministers of six states where the number of Coronavirus patients is high. The Prime Minister said that states need to take immediate preventive measures to stem the third wave. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of new Coronavirus patients and deaths worldwide has increased by 10% and 3%, respectively, over the past week. The Delta variant of the Coronavirus has reached 111 countries. The number of Coronavirus patients in the Netherlands has increased by 300% in one week, while it has increased by 64% in Spain. There has been a 50% increase in Coronavirus patients in African countries. Dr VK Paul pointed out that Coronavirus patients are also multiplying in Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

The world is in the shadow of the third wave of the Coronavirus. The following 100 days will be crucial for India. It remains to be seen whether the third wave will come within the next 100 days, said Dr VK Paul, head of the National Task Force on Coronavirus and a member of the NITI Aayog. The second wave of Coronavirus has weakened across the country but is not gone. Dr VK Paul informed that the situation in 73 districts of the country is worrisome, and in 47 districts, the positive rate is more than 10 per cent.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the Chief Ministers of six states viz Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Odisha and issued guidelines. These states still have a large number of patients. The second wave and the first wave also saw the highest outbreak of Coronavirus in these states. These same states had 80 per cent of Coronavirus cases in the country reported last week, as well as 83% deaths. Against this backdrop, the Prime Minister directed the chief ministers of these states to take preventive measures because of the third wave.

Prime Minister Modi expressed great concern, especially about Kerala and Maharashtra. The Prime Minister pointed out that the number of patients in these states started increasing in January and February, and it is continuing. While some states did not impose restrictions on the second wave of Coronavirus, the Coronavirus wave was controlled in the area, focusing on micro-containment zones and strict adherence to regulations. The Prime Minister has asked to pay attention to creating micro containment zones in areas where patients are still growing.

Also, increase the capacity of the ICU beds. The central government has given an emergency package of Rs 23,000 crore to build health infrastructure. Use it to develop infrastructure. The central government had sanctioned 332 oxygen projects to the states. Of these, only 53 projects have been implemented so far. Therefore, the chief ministers of the states should pay attention to the completion of these projects; such instructions were also given by Prime Minister Modi on this occasion.

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