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Report on COVID third wave submitted



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By Our Correspondent
Nepalgunj, Aug. 6: A committee designated to study the possibility of the COVID-19’s third wave, post-CCVID-19 and its management in Banke district has submitted a detailed report outlining its findings and recommendations to the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (DCCMC).
Dr. Binod Khetan, coordinator of the study committee, has submitted a 42-page report to DCCMC’s coordinator Shivaram Gelal.
The report delves deeper into the possible threat of yet another wave of the pandemic while also providing numerous suggestions on prevention, control and treatment management.
According to Committee Member Basanta Gautam, the study elaborates and encourages the need to brace for the forthcoming health crisis by maintaining adequate supply of supplemental oxygen, building oxygen plants for uninterrupted supply, managing equipment necessary for COVID pneumonia patients as well as preparing sufficient beds for children and adults alike in the hospital.
“Moreover, we have also strongly suggested increasing PCR testing, establishing checkpoints at borders to tighten security and maintain proper health standards,” informed Gautam.
The report has been prepared by keeping in mind the shortcomings and the ill-preparedness of medical institutions in combating the second wave while also being mindful of not repeating the same mistakes twice while bracing for the third wave of the deadly virus.
DCCMC coordinator Gelal, who is also Banke’s Chief District Officer, has expressed his commitment to thoroughly studying and implementing all the positive recommendations made by the committee members. “DCCMC is working around the clock to ensure better medical preparedness this time around and the 42-page detailed report will go a long way in reducing the risk of CoVID-19,” he remarked.
Meanwhile, the CDO has urged all the inhabitants to remain vigilant in the face of the looming threat of the pandemic’s inevitable third wave.