In view of the danger of Kovid in children and how the virus can change its form and the effect it may have on children, a guideline will be issued in two days. NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr. VK Paul said that the National Expert Group has given its suggestions to the government, assessing how much risk is there in children in the new situation, how the virus can change its behavior. He said that in a day or two these will be included in the guideline.
‘If the virus
Dr. V.K. Paul said that if kovid is occurring in children, it is usually occurring without symptoms. In children, this disease is not serious and the need for hospital admission is also very less. He said that we are analyzing all the studies and all the data. If circumstances change, the virus changes its behavior, then outbreaks can increase in children.
‘Full arrangements will be made for children’
He said that we want to assure that whatever is necessary for the children will be fully arranged. He said that maybe 2-3 percent of the children need to be admitted in the hospital but our preparation will be two-and-a-half times more than that. Action will be taken on the suggestions given by the expert group.
Effect in children even after Kovid, it is different from elders
Dr. Paul said that two forms of Kovid are visible in children. Hospitalization is required after symptoms such as a fever, cough, cold, shortness of breath and pneumonia. It has also been reported that two to six weeks after recovery from Kovid, some children get fever again, along with body rashes, symptoms like burning eyes, diarrhoea, breathlessness are showing.
Treatment is not difficult but should be on time
It seems that the disease is not in one system, it is spread everywhere. This is called Multi System Inflammatory Syndrome. He said that then if children are tested then they will be Kovid negative, and this unique disease has been seen only in children. He said that in view of what has been understood so far, the doctors and staff of the children will be marked in the guideline about everyone. He said that if children have symptoms like bleeding, breathlessness or diarrhea, then it is not difficult to treat but should be treated quickly.