‘Prepared for third wave’
NEW DELHI, Aug 20
The Centre is fully ready to tackle a possible third wave of COVID-19 and a provision of Rs 23,123 crore has been made for this purpose, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said here on Friday.
He said special emphasis is being given to strengthening paediatric care amid apprehension that the third wave may affect children more than others.
Mr. Thakur, who is on a five-day 'Jan Ashirwaad Yatra' in his home state Himachal Pradesh, was speaking to reporters here. This is his maiden visit to the State after being sworn-in as a Union Cabinet Minister.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government is fully ready to tackle a possible third wave of COVID-19, said Thakur, who is also the Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports.
Some experts have warned that the third wave of COVID-19 may affect children more while others have said there is little reason to believe this theory. However, experts concur that there is a need to improve paediatric Covid services in the country.