Rise in Covid among children, Maharashtra sets up paediatric task force

The news can shock you as the cases of covid19 are effecting children. In Maharashtra the giant hike covid19 positive children is recorded.. The Maharashtra government has set up a paediatric task force to deal with the rise in Covid-19 cases among children.

Of 48.93 lakh Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, 10 per cent cases have been reported from those aged less than 20 years. Of that 1.49 lakh are children aged less than 10 years.

State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Friday said that while there is a vaccination programme for those aged more than 18 years, children and teenagers are still vulnerable to the infection. “Based on guidelines the paediatric task force prepares, we will set up more sick new born care units (SNCUs), more ventilators suited for infants and prepare a separate line of medication for them,” Tope said. He added that a treatment system where mothers can be present along with children will be needed to treat Covid-19 infected children. CM Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting with paediatricians, members of the task force, health minister and state officials to prepare adequate treatment facilities for children.

 

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