New Delhi: The government has cautioned that although the corona virus infection has not yet had a serious effect in children, its effect may increase if there is a change in the behavior or epidemiological dynamics of the virus. Along with this, the government said that preparations are on to deal with any such situation.
Changes in the behavior of corona virus pose a danger to children
VK Paul, member of NITI Aayog, said, “We assure you again that the needs of pediatrics will be managed and no gap will be left.” He told that after reviewing, we will estimate what will be needed if the situation worsens and it will be implemented.
Addressing the press conference, Paul said that multi-system inflammatory syndrome has been seen in children after Kovid. A national group has been formed to look into the complications caused by infection in children. He said that children usually do not have symptoms of infection or show very few symptoms.
Contrary to the general condition, the effect of Covid is likely to increase
“If the child is infected, serious conditions do not develop and the need for hospitalization is rare,” he said. Paul said, “If the virus changes its behavior or if there is a change in the epidemiological dynamics, then the situation related to children may also change. In such a situation, the effect of Kovid may increase in children.” He said that two forms of Covid have been seen in children.
Children develop fever, followed by phlegm and then cold, this leads to pneumonia, which progresses and eventually worsens, leading to hospitalization of children.
Paul said, “It has been observed that two to six weeks after recovery from Kovid, some children develop fever, swollen eyes, diarrhea, vomiting and a state of bleeding, this is called Multi System Inflammatory Syndrome. is.” He told that only two to three percent of children infected with Kovid may need to be hospitalized.
Corona’s third wave can be fatal for children
On the other hand, hospitals in Delhi have started an exercise to deal with the possible third wave of corona virus infection. Under this, infrastructure improvements are being made to ensure the availability of necessary equipment, medicines and ICU beds for the children.
The Delhi government has constituted a task force to suggest measures to protect children from the third wave. Most hospitals are focusing on increasing their ICU beds and facilities for children as there are fears that the third wave of corona virus infection could be fatal for children.