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RaGa hopes Modi 'system' will wake up for kids' sake

IANS | May 18, 2021 11:18 AM

NEW DELHI: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed concern over the Narendra Modi government's preparedness and plans as experts forecast a likely Covid3.0, which could prove deadly for children.

"In the time to come, children will need protection from Corona. Paediatric services and vaccine-treatment protocol should already be in place. India's future needs for the present Modi asystem' to be shaken out of sleep, " Gandhi tweeted.

His remarks came after several countries started approving a Covid-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-15 years.

Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill also tweeted: "Sincerely hope especially for sake of India's children that BJP government is preparing for anticipated 3rd #COVID19 wave beyond giving advice of eating dark chocolate & drinking cow urine..."

"Has a GOI task force of paediatricians been formed? Or the plan is to play the usual helpless card?" Shergill mocked.

In the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic crisis youngsters were badly affected.

On Tuesday, India recorded 4, 329 deaths in 24 hours, highest in a day as 2.63 lakh fresh cases were reported.

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