Anticipating third wave Indian Academy of Pediatrics training 6,000 pediatricians to handle adult patients
ANI | Updated: May 28, 2021 15:12 IST
By Joymala Bagchi
New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): As the Covid-19 pandemic affected adults and children in an unprecedented way during the second wave, far more than the first wave, the intensive care chapter of pediatrics is training”>Indian Academy of Pediatrics 6,000 pediatricians since the last six months to treat adult patients and prepare for a likely third wave.
In addition, paediatricians from B and C cities and small villages are also trained.
“In addition to educating the adult pediatricians, we are signing up to also train nursing staff to handle the situation, if a third wave comes at all. We don’t know how serious it could be, what our plan is for that the pediatricians should be able to manage adults and adult doctors should be able to manage pediatrics,” said Dr. Dhiren Gupta, President of the Indian Academy of Pediatric Intensive Care.
The pediatric expert also believes that the entire health care system of the country should be renewed without compartmentalization, that is, as a pediatrician you should be able to manage adults and adult doctors should be able to manage pediatrics because all of them have completed MBBS and have knowledge of the basic education .
“During the first wave, experts noted that despite a positive test, children were mostly asymptomatic and showed no signs of illness and rarely required hospitalization. However, this year, children aged six months to a year became ill and were hospitalized. needed,” said the expert.
“Most of them had high fevers, poor food intake, coughs and colds and lethargy that were not seen during the first wave,” he said.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Friday that a staggering 1,86,364 new cases of COVID-19 had been reported in India in the past 24 hours, the lowest number of new cases per day in the past 44 days.
The daily positivity rate has also fallen to 9 percent, the Union Ministry of Health said.
According to the Union Ministry of Health, the number of active cases in the country has fallen to 23,43,152, with a net drop of 76,755 cases in the past 24 hours.
The number of recoveries continues to exceed the number of daily new cases for the 15th consecutive day as India has seen 2,59,459 new cases in the past 24 hours, the MoHFW said. (ANI)