During the upcoming surge of COVID-19 cases, 23% of the total number of patients may require to be hospitalized. Therefore, head of Niti Aayog VK Paul has said the authority to prepare around 2 lakh beds for ICU patients only.
Statement has been made after witnessing a massive second wave of coronavirus in the month of April and May. In some of the days, 3 lakh daily cases have been seen at the time. VK Paul is also heading task force of Covid-19 for the Central Government. Recently, he has warned the government and said India can observe around 4 to 5 lakh cases daily in the month of September.
Based on the pattern during second wave of coronavirus, experts have recommended preparing a minimum of 2 lakh beds in the ICU wards. At the peak in June, active case load has been about 18 lakhs from 10 states of India. Most of the cases have come from these states. 21.74% of the total cases have to be hospitalized whereas 2.2% people have stayed at the ICU.
Experts have said that third of coronavirus may hit India around the month of September – October. By the panel, it has been also recommended to accelerate inoculation drive to reduce the chances of infection surge
An expert panel under National Institute of Disaster Management has said that children may have a similar risk like an adult.
Data submitted at the PMO has suggested that only 7.6 crore people have been vaccinated completely till now. As much as 6 lakhs cases can be seen if the pace of vaccination is not improved.