Union Minister Jitendra Singh has advised medical experts not to “cause panic” about the third wave possibility of a third wave of COVID-19 infection, emphasizing that “precaution, not panic” is the best strategy.
He third wave remarked at the Public Health Summit 2021 on ‘Emerging Imperatives in Strengthening Public Health for India’ that one should be a little more comforting instead of being inclined to make alarmist statements. Singh said Covid-appropriate behavior could function as a protection against the third wave at an event hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry.
“I’d like to make a little interest to my medical colleagues: please do not worry about the possibility of a third wave; the primary motto is prudence, not panic. Instead of discussing the third wave, let us concentrate all of our efforts on combating the second. “Instead of being inclined to make alarmist statements, medical experts have found a good platform in the media… we should be a bit more reassuring,” the minister added. He also stated that the public-private healthcare collaboration has strengthened as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic.
“As we now plan for the event of the third wave and (the spread of) new variants like Delta Plus… we need to look ahead and see how we can strengthen our public health system focusing on lessons we have learned from the past,” said Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of the (AIIMS). “What COVID-19 has given us is the value of having a strong healthcare system. We need to face the issues that we are confronted with. The first is a lack of investment in healthcare. Another is that technology and data should drive the public healthcare system, allowing us to make evidence-based decisions,” he added.
The head of AIIMS emphasized the need to develop a specialized staff, strengthening health infrastructure, and raising doctor-patient and nurse-patient ratios. “One of the most important lessons COVID-19 has taught us is the value of a strong public-private collaboration. We demand to get out of our silos. “We had a vaccine (ready) in less than a year (after the epidemic began), but academics created the majority of the vaccinations that came out rather than industry. It was made possible by a collaboration between industry and public health specialists. “The need for it has nevermore been greater,” he added.