Vinod Jagdale, Mumbai: Knowledgeable health departments and senior doctors in the Kovid Task Force have warned the government that a third wave of corona could be knocked out in September-October of this year. This wave will have more impact on young children. So the Maharashtra government has prepared an action plan to deal with the third wave of Kovid.
The first and second waves of Corona have caused the most damage to the entire Maharashtra including Mayanagari Mumbai. Maharashtra has seen the highest number of patients and deaths from Kovid in the country. The situation was possible in some ways that senior members of the Kovid Task Force and experts in health departments are saying that the third wave of Kovid 19 could wreak havoc in Maharashtra including Mumbai. The first wave has caught the elderly and the second wave engulfs the youth.
The coming third wave can be dangerous for young children. Shiv Sena’s South Mumbai MP Rahul Shewale has written to the PM and CM warning about the third wave of Kovid, and the need for a complete health infrastructure if this wave comes.
Feeling the third wave, Cabinet Minister Aditya Thackeray has made a meeting with BMC Additional Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal to form his action plan, under which a pediatric ward will be constructed for young children in which children under 12 years of age will be treated. .
This ward will be built in Goregaon at Nesco Jumbo Kovid Center. 700 beds will be made in this center, out of which 300 beds will be made for pediatric. 25 bed NICU will stay for 25 bed PICU. Apart from this, 300 beds will be placed for pediatric wards and 50 beds for mothers in NICU and 50 beds in PICU wards. Whose children will be treated there.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has instructed in the Health Department meeting held in the last week that in every metropolis like Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, there should be complete arrangements for pediatric ward when the third wave arrives. Apart from this, BMC is building new Kovid centers of 6000 beds and 1500 oxygen beds in Malad, Kanjurmarg, Sion and Mahalaxmi.