State makes arrangements to handle COVID spike among children
Apprehending a spike in COVID-19 circumstances among the children, the Health Department has made elaborate arrangements to handle any potential scenario within the district.
Additional paediatric ICUs, beds and ventilators can be made accessible whereas assistant surgeons and workers nurses can be given coaching in ventilator and ICU administration.
“At present, we have more paediatric cases compared to previous months. After a discussion with Indian Academy of Paediatrics, all main government hospitals in Kollam have been instructed to add extra beds. Since we expect a surge, neonatal ICUs, ICU beds, and step-down ICUs will be made available, and the numbers will be increased depending on the requirement. Extra facilities will be arranged in Government Medical College Hospital, District Hospital, and various taluk hospitals,” stated Dr R. Sandhya, Deputy DMO.
The division can be planning to vaccinate most variety of mother and father whose children are below the age of 12. All Primary Health Centres (PHCs) have been directed to gather the information of oldsters in 4 classes based mostly on the age of their children that embrace zero to one, one to 5, six to 12 and 13 to 18. All orphanages and shelter properties can be given a particular protocol and every residence can be linked to a paediatrician. Exclusive COVID First-Line Treatment Centre (FLTCs) and COVID Second-Line Treatment Centre (SLTCs) can be opened for children whereas particular consideration can be given to tribal and migrant communities.
“Surveillance will be strengthened when it comes to pediatric fever cases and we are also planning to spread awareness in coordination with the Education Department,” she provides. The division will open reverse quarantine centres in 4 locations to shift children whose mother and father check optimistic. “Children, the one class who usually are not vaccinated, can be susceptible through the third wave. All these measures are being applied to shield them,” she added. At current restrictions related to triple lockdown are in pressure in any respect native our bodies within the district that reported a check positivity price above 20.