Bhubaneswar: With consultants warning of a 3rd wave of COVID-19, the Odisha Authorities has directed the district collectors and chief district medical officers (CDMOs) to take pre-emptive steps to safeguard the well being of youngsters.
In a letter on Tuesday, Further Chief Secretary, Well being Pradipta Mohapatra, has directed the district collectors and CDMOs to arrange a particular Paediatric ward in every COVID hospital.
Other than this, Mohapatra advised them to make provisions for 10 isolation beds in all district headquarters and sub-divisional hospitals and 155 beds, together with 64 new child intensive care models (NICUs), within the seven state-run medical faculties and hospitals.
He additionally requested them to make sure that the COVID Care Centres (CCCs) with ICU facility should have 15% beds for youngsters. “These well being care amenities should have satisfactory inventory of medicines and oxygen cylinders,” he added.
Moreover, Mohapatra additionally directed the superintendent of Sishu Bhawan (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Submit Graduate Institute of Paediatrics), Cuttack, to arrange a particular COVID block.
Nonetheless, it could be talked about right here that there isn’t any proof that the third wave would have an effect on kids. Dr VK Paul, one of many key members of the PM Narendra Modi’s COVID administration group, has mentioned there’s no proof to show that kids will likely be affected within the Covid third wave. He mentioned adults ought to take jabs to protect kids.