The health ministry of Nepal has shown its concern about the possibility of a third and fourth wave of covid-19 outbreak. The health sector must therefore make necessary preparations now to control an outbreak situation if it arises shortly.
The Ministry has advised hospitals to allocate at least 20 percent of beds for children, suggesting that children will likely be affected in case another wave of covid-19 outbreak strikes in the future.
The health ministry has claimed the ongoing second wave to be under control but has urged hospitals to be prepared for a possible third and fourth wave of coronavirus outbreak.
Mainly the elderly people and youth were affected in the first and second wave of coronavirus, and management till now has been focused on facilitating the same age group. Children are vulnerable to being infected by the third and fourth wave, which is why the health ministry has made a recent release focusing on making beds available for children in all hospitals
The Ministry has also urged hospitals to make necessary arrangements of oxygen. Many patients lost their lives due to lack of oxygen in the past. To avoid such casualties in the future, the ministry has appealed to hospitals to remain equipped with sufficient oxygen cylinders beforehand.