Anticipating Third Wave Of COVD-19, Indian Academy Of Pediatrics Train 6,000 Pediatricians To Handle Adult Patients

Pediatricians hailing from B and C grade towns along with small villages are also being trained for the possible third wave of the COVID-19

HighlightsIndian Academy of Pediatrics is training pediatricians since last 6 monthsIndia is currently grappling with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemicThe third wave of COVID-19 is likely to affect children more

New Delhi: As the COVID-19 pandemic has affected adults and children during its second wave in an unprecedented manner, much more than the first wave, the intensive care chapter of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics is training 6,000 pediatricians since the last six months to handle adult patients and preparing them for a likely third wave. Along with this, pediatricians hailing from B and C grade towns along with small villages are also being trained.

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Along with training the pediatricians for adults, we are enrolling to train nursing staff also to tackle the situation, if a third wave at all comes. We do not know the severity it can lead to for which our plan is that the Pediatricians should be able to manage adults and adult physicians should able to manage pediatrics, said Dr Dhiren Gupta, Chairman, Indian Academy of Pediatric Intensive Care.

The pediatric expert also believes that country’s whole healthcare system should be revamped sans compartmentalisation, that is, as a pediatrician one should be able to manage adults and adult physicians should be able to manage pediatrics because all have passed through MBBS and know about the basic training.

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During the first wave, experts observed that children, despite testing positive, were mostly asymptomatic and did not show any sign of illness and rarely required hospitalisation. However, this year, children as young as six months to one year fell sick and were in need for hospitalisation, the expert said.

“Most of them had a high fever, poor intake of food, cough and cold and lethargy which was not seen during the first wave,” he said.

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Friday (May 28) informed that as many as 1,86,364 fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in India in the last 24 hours, which is the lowest daily new cases reported in the last 44 days. The daily positivity rate has also gone down to 9 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said. According to the Union Health Ministry, the active caseload in the country has reduced to 23,43,152, with a net decline of 76,755 cases in the last 24 hours. Recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 15th consecutive day, as India witnessed 2,59,459 fresh recoveries in the last 24 hours, the MoHFW said.

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World

16,89,58,001Cases

5,93,79,017Active

10,60,68,039Recovered

35,10,945Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 16,89,58,001 and 35,10,945 have died; 5,93,79,017 are active cases and 10,60,68,039 have recovered as on May 28, 2021 at 4:15 am.

India

2,75,55,457 1,86,364Cases

23,43,15276,755Active

2,48,93,410 2,59,459Recovered

3,18,895 3,660Deaths

In India, there are 2,75,55,457 confirmed cases including 3,18,895 deaths. The number of active cases is 23,43,152 and 2,48,93,410 have recovered as on May 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State

Cases

Active

Recovered

Deaths

Maharashtra

56,72,180 21,273

3,03,752 13,981

52,76,203 34,370

92,225 884

Karnataka

25,23,998 24,214

4,02,224 7,721

20,94,369 31,459

27,405 476

Kerala

24,48,554 24,166

2,42,356 6,554

21,98,135 30,539

8,063 181

Tamil Nadu

19,78,621 33,361

3,13,048 2,824

16,43,284 30,063

22,289 474

Uttar Pradesh

16,83,865 3,181

58,270 4,001

16,05,696 6,995

19,899 187

Andhra Pradesh

16,43,557 16,167

1,86,782 5,322

14,46,244 21,385

10,531 104

Delhi

14,22,549 1,072

16,378 2,770

13,82,359 3,725

23,812 117

West Bengal

13,31,249 13,046

1,17,154 6,223

11,99,120 19,121

14,975 148

Chhattisgarh

9,62,368 2,824

49,420 4,060

9,00,100 6,815

12,848 69

Rajasthan

9,31,200 3,454

71,099 7,027

8,51,998 10,396

8,103 85

Gujarat

8,00,866 2,869

49,082 6,466

7,42,050 9,302

9,734 33

Madhya Pradesh

7,73,855 1,977

38,327 4,938

7,27,700 6,845

7,828 70

Haryana

7,50,062 2,322

28,189 3,455

7,13,934 5,679

7,939 98

Odisha

7,32,739 6,736

1,06,493 6,702

6,23,628

2,618 34

Bihar

7,00,897 2,568

28,448 2,545

6,67,506 5,015

4,943 98

Telangana

5,67,517 3,614

38,267 365

5,26,043 3,961

3,207 18

Punjab

5,56,089 3,854

48,231 2,318

4,93,854 5,995

14,004 177

Assam

3,92,574 5,704

55,068 837

3,34,418 4,784

3,088 83

Jharkhand

3,34,730 695

13,097 1,099

3,16,707 1,778

4,926 16

Uttarakhand

3,23,483 2,146

39,237 4,283

2,78,045 6,341

6,201 88

Jammu And Kashmir

2,81,628 2,769

42,272 1,620

2,35,617 4,352

3,739 37

Himachal Pradesh

1,85,819 1,472

20,184 1,997

1,62,643 3,409

2,992 60

Goa

1,52,401 1,504

15,699 92

1,34,164 1,557

2,538 39

Puducherry

1,00,677 1,137

14,473 369

84,749 1,486

1,455 20

Chandigarh

59,416 200

3,129 444

55,558 637

729 7

Tripura

49,290 783

7,215 256

41,590 1,033

485 6

Manipur

47,111 813

7,462 219

38,901 576

748 18

Meghalaya

33,104 809

8,255 200

24,325 597

524 12

Arunachal Pradesh

25,820 444

3,692 188

22,019 254

109 2

Nagaland

21,023 228

4,941 18

15,744 199

338 11

Ladakh

18,186 141

1,656 8

16,345 145

185 4

Sikkim

14,214 408

3,604 182

10,370 225

240 1

Mizoram

11,382 239

2,861 44

8,487 195

34

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,152 23

370 5

9,778 28

4

Lakshadweep

7,364 135

2,200 47

5,136 180

28 2

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

6,917 16

217 3

6,591 18

109 1

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