Policy Commission member VK Saraswat said India has coped well with the second wave of Covid-19 and has seen a significant drop in the number of new cases of infection. At the same time, he stressed that preparations must be made to deal with the third wave, which is likely to have a greater impact on the youth population.
Saraswat said that epidemiologists in India have given very clear indications that the third wave of Covid-19 is imminent and is likely to start from September-October. Therefore, the country should vaccinate as many people as possible.
“I think we have done quite well,” Saraswat told we resisted the second wave of Covid-19 and this resulted in new cases of infection coming down. By setting up an industry for oxygen supply, we were able to deal with the epidemic.
Earlier, more than four lakh cases were reported daily in the country but in recent days, the number of new cases of infection has come down to about 1.3 lakh. Saraswat said that even during the first wave of the Covid-19 global epidemic, India was well managed and it assured the country of controlling the second wave of the global epidemic.
“Our management was excellent in dealing with the second wave of Covid-19, which we call emergency management,” he said. According to the latest figures released by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am on Friday, the number of cases of corona virus has come down significantly, which is a good sign.