- A committee of experts has recommended that parents of a Covid-19 positive child be permitted to enter the coronavirus ward.
- The panel believes that health staff should be taught to care for children in ICU.
- Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister, is expected to make a decision on the proposals soon.
According to HT sister publication Live, a committee of experts assigned by the Delhi government has recommended that parents of a Covid-19 positive child undergoing treatment in a hospital be permitted to enter the coronavirus ward amid concerns about a possible third wave of infections Hindustan.
Delhi government official was cited saying:
However, the committee has stated that parents will only be permitted to enter the ward if they are fully equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE). “Parents would only be permitted onto the ward if their child was weeping uncontrollably and it became difficult to manage them without their parents.
A separate centre for parents to stay would be established within hospitals,” a Delhi government official was cited as saying by Live Hindustan.
CM Arvind Kejriwal is likely to take a call:
In addition, the panel believes that health staff should be taught to care for children in intensive care units (ICU).
It also recommends establishing paediatric ICUs and securing more than 10,000 ICU beds in preparation for a possible third wave of Covid-19.
Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister, is expected to make a decision on the proposals soon.
According to K Vijay Raghavan:
According to many specialists, a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to hit the country shortly, including K Vijay Raghavan, the central government’s main scientific adviser. Experts have cautioned that the third wave could be particularly damaging to children.
As a result, large-scale preparations are being taken to safeguard youngsters from the next phase of viral sickness. Covid-19 vaccinations are currently being tested on youngsters; nevertheless, only individuals over 18 are eligible to receive a shot against the virus.
As DGHS issued some new guidelines:
In addition, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), which is part of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), has released revised guidelines for the treatment of Covid-19 in children under the age of 18.