PM Narendra Modi will be organizing a high-level meeting at 11:30am today to appraise the proceeding coronavirus disease (Covid-19) devising in India, news agency ANI reported on Friday citing officials confidential with the progress. PM Modi will also oversee the accessibility of oxygen in the country ahead of a potential third wave of the pandemic, the agency added.
Prime Minister Modi last chaired a similar conference with high-level government officials on June 26. There, he clarified content with the country’s Covid-19 vaccination pace increased, news agencies had reported, adding that the development of Covid-19 vaccination coverage amid the current second wave of the coronavirus was also evaluated at the same meeting.
This will be the Prime Minister’s first such high-level Covid-19 interview after a revising in his council of ministers earlier this week on Wednesday. The new health minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, administered his ministry on Thursday replacing Dr. Harsh Vardhan on the post, who quit in the middle of the pandemic.
It is said that the Delta plus Covid-19 variant may have led a potential third wave of the pandemic in India. The Delta variant was the major driver behind the last wave, which was almost twice as fatal as the first. About 20,000 individuals were found contaminated by the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, while the second wave struck around 36,000 individuals in India, reports said.
The rate of contamination was so rapid during the second wave that on average, around 1000 individuals were enlisted to be getting diseased by Covid-19 daily during the months of April and May, while the ‘real’ mortality toll was believed to be far beyond the official count.
There were results of rife unavailability of medical oxygen in India during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. A rush for government beds, medical oxygen, ventilators, and other pieces of equipment across the nation was also detailed, even while the casualty toll and contamination pursued to surge aggressively.