Preparedness for the ‘inevitable’ third wave of COVID-19

After having a devastating impact, the second wave of COVID-19 is subsiding in India. But the trauma caused by the devastation due to the second wave has made us realise the importance of following Covid appropriate behaviour. Experts have suggested that if people do not follow Covid appropriate behaviour, the third wave may be ‘inevitable’ and hit us in a few weeks and children might be one of the most vulnerable categories in it. The rapid spread of Delta and Delta plus variants have also triggered concern among people. 

However, a collaborative survey by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) says that children won’t be harmed disproportionately as compared to adults if a third wave strikes.

The health ministry has come out with treatment guidelines for children with coronavirus infection and has maintained that there is no indication that children will be more or severely affected in the third wave.

Several states have started preparations in order to avoid the third wave. Delhi government has said that it is planning to train 5000 youth as health assistants as a preparation. “We are setting up oxygen plants and making arrangements for oxygen concentrators, cylinders and storage tanks as well. But if a third wave comes — as we saw in the first and second waves — we face a shortage of medical and paramedical staff,” CM Arvind Kejriwal said. Other states like Karnataka, West Bengal and Gujarat have taken similar steps to prepare for the third wave. 

Several hospitals and practitioners have also adopted some approaches to prepare for a likely COVID-19 third wave. But, what is the right approach for healthcare professionals to follow? What do we anticipate? Is our preparation proportionate to the size of danger lurking ahead so that we can beat the COVID-19 third wave?

To answer all these questions MedPiper Technologies is conducting a webinar in which our distinguished speaker Dr Danish Salim will throw light on all these issues. Dr Danish is the Kerala State Secretary: Society for Emergency Medicine India, National Innovation Head Society for Emergency Medicine India, Vice President Indian Medical Association Kovalam, HOD & Academic Director PRS Hospital, Trivandrum Senior Specialist Abudhabi Health Authority.

The event is scheduled for 25th June Friday, at 4 pm. All the interested candidates can register for the event here or may contact Soumya T.S, MedPiper Technologies (Mob: +91-9080078447  email: E-Certificates will be provided to the participants.

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