In West Bengal, the figure of COVID-recovered persons surpassed the number of new cases. The state recorded 1,852 new cases in the past 24 hours while the number of discharged persons was over two thousand. The number of active cases also went down by 232 to 22,508. Recovery rate improved further to 97.31 per cent.
Now the state is gearing up to combat the possible third wave. AIR correspondent reports that, in view of the possible third wave of COVID-19, the West Bengal Government has constituted an expert committee to supervise and monitor the evolving situation and suggest suitable interventions for effective management of the pandemic.
The committee will assess the requisite infrastructural, logistical and clinical preparedness for meeting the challenges which may emerge from the evolving situation. The committee comprises ten doctors of state run hospitals including six from the Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata.
The Director of State Health Services will be working along with the Expert Committee to ensure that all possible steps are taken to deal with the third wave. Earlier, the State Government had issued an order to earmark beds in hospitals to treat children aged upto 12 years in case the third wave of COVID-19 hits.