Nagpur: In the last 18 months, a comprehensive comparative study of more than 1,763 coronavirus patients treated during the two waves of the covid pandemic at KRIMS Hospital in Nagpur district has indicated that if the third wave of covid comes, then it will be the smallest of the three. Contrary to popular belief that Lehar will target the pediatric population, Dr Ashok Arbat, Senior Pulmonologist and Director of KRIMS, has said that elderly people who have not yet completed their COVID vaccination, risk will be high in the third wave of covid.
Dr Ashok has said that he is seeing some elderly people, most notably from the periphery, who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid. Not children, but these senior citizens will suffer a lot when the third wave of covid arrives.
Dr Ashok has said that although there have been more deaths in the second wave of covid, The death rate was much lower than before. According to the study, patients with high blood pressure and diabetes suffered the most during both waves. About 65% of the patients had both high blood pressure and diabetes.
This means that these are the highest risk factors. In the second wave of covid, the virus targeted the lungs, and pneumonia were also associated. It was very fatal for some people with BP and sugar.
Tertiary Care Center
Predicting that the third wave of covid will not be too severe, Dr. Arbat said that few people will reach testing centers or hospitals. Most patients will recover without any symptoms.
Many will also recover after taking over-the-counter medicines. Only a few will see a doctor and even a very few will go for tests.
KRIMS has the only Tertiary Care Center in Pulmonology in Central India, Where coronavirus patients were managed by pulmonologist Dr Gauri Ghadge, Dr Swapnil Bakamwar, Dr Parimal Deshpande, Dr Ashok Arbat, Dr Sameer Arbat.