As per the reports, It is said that the Delta plus Covid-19 variant may drive a potential third wave of the pandemic in India. The Delta variant was the key driver behind the last wave, which was almost twice as deadly as the first. About 20,000 people were found infected by the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, while the second wave hit around 36,000 people in India.
As per the sources PM Modi is likely to address the nation on the Availability of oxygen across India live at 11:30 am IST, on Friday to review the augmentation of medical oxygen across the country.
Modi’s Friday meet comes a day after the central government has approved a Rs 23,000 crore relief package for combating COVID-19 and dealing with issues that have been faced during the second wave.
Addressing the media after the first Cabinet meeting following the reshuffle, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the Centre would provide Rs 15,000 crore and states Rs 8,000 crore and the plan would be implemented jointly by them across all the 736 districts of the country to improve medical infrastructure at primary and district health centers.
As per the current sources PM said it can’t afford to be careless and complacent towards the current situation.
11:57pmIST: India Gears up for the Third Wave says PM Modi
Oxygen Plants to function earliest, It also mentioned that, after being apprised about the status of PSA Oxygen plants, PM Modi instructed officials to ensure that these plants are made functional at the earliest.
During the meeting, PM Modi has further instructed officials to ensure that the plants are made functional at the earliest. He also said adequate training should be imparted to hospital staff on the operation and maintenance of oxygen plants.
On the other hand, Officials informed that there is a training module prepared by experts and they are targeting to train around 8,000 people across the country.
PM Modi directed officials to work closely with the state governments to ensure that the plants come up soon in near future and are ready to meet challenges ahead of a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
PM Modi have also given update on how the advanced technology like IoT should be deployed to track the performance and functioning of these oxygen plants at a local and national level.
PM Modi besides this have reviewed the progress of a pilot project being done using IoT for monitoring the performance of the oxygen plants.