New Delhi: NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat said that India coped with the second wave of Covid-19 very well and hence the number of new cases of infection has come down significantly. At the same time, he also emphasized that preparations should also be completed to deal with the third wave, which is expected to affect the younger population more. Saraswat said that the epidemiologists of India have given very clear indications that the third wave of Covid-19 is inevitable and it is likely to start from September-October. Therefore the country should vaccinate more and more people.
Saraswat told, “I think we have done well to a large extent. We have coped well with the second wave of Covid-19 and it is as a result of that the new cases of infection are coming down significantly.” He said, “With the help of our scientific and technological activities, creating oxygen banks, large numbers. By setting up an industry for oxygen supply, we managed to deal with the pandemic. Railways, airports, military forces are being used to carry liquid oxygen.
Earlier, more than four lakh cases were being reported daily in the country, but in the last few days, the number of new cases of infection has come down to about 1.3 lakh. Saraswat said that India’s management was good even during the first wave of the Covid-19 global pandemic and it also gave the country the confidence to control the second wave of the global pandemic.
He said, “Our management to deal with the second wave of Covid-19 was excellent, which we call emergency management.” According to the updated data released by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am on Friday, the number of coronavirus cases in India was excellent. After the arrival of 1,32,364 new cases in a day, the number of infected in the country increased to 2,85,74,350, while the infection-free rate of patients has crossed 93 percent.