West Bengal has set up a 10-member expert committee comprising doctors from state-run hospitals to tackle a possible third Covid-19 wave. The committee would supervise and monitor the evolving situation and suggest suitable interventions for effective management.
“In view of the purported third wave of Covid-19, there is an immediate need to undertake all precautionary steps to prepare the health system in handling potential situations, especially regarding paediatric Covid cases. It has been felt imperative to constitute an expert committee to supervise and monitor the evolving situation and suggest suitable interventions for effective management of Covid-19 third wave,” a health department order said.
The daily count of Covid-19 cases during the first wave hit a peak of 4,157 on October 22. During the second wave, the daily cases peaked on May 14 with 20,846 infections.
Input – Hindustan Times