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

May 28, 2021 0 Comments



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

Highlights
  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics is training pediatricians since last 6 months
  • India is currently grappling with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The 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

16,94,62,893Cases

5,93,14,176Active

10,66,25,789Recovered

35,22,928Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 16,94,62,893 and 35,22,928 have died; 5,93,14,176 are active cases and 10,66,25,789 have recovered as on May 29, 2021 at 4:00 am.

India

2,77,29,247 1,73,790Cases

22,28,7241,14,428Active

2,51,78,011 2,84,601Recovered

3,22,512 3,617Deaths

In India, there are 2,77,29,247 confirmed cases including 3,22,512 deaths. The number of active cases is 22,28,724 and 2,51,78,011 have recovered as on May 29, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

56,92,920 20,740

2,91,848 11,904

53,07,874 31,671

93,198 973

Karnataka

25,46,821 22,823

3,72,394 29,830

21,46,621 52,252

27,806 401

Kerala

24,70,872 22,318

2,38,210 4,146

22,24,405 26,270

8,257 194

Tamil Nadu

20,09,700 31,079

3,12,386 662

16,74,539 31,255

22,775 486

Uttar Pradesh

16,86,138 2,273

52,244 6,026

16,13,841 8,145

20,053 154

Andhra Pradesh

16,57,986 14,429

1,80,362 6,420

14,66,990 20,746

10,634 103

Delhi

14,23,690 1,141

14,581 1,797

13,85,158 2,799

23,951 139

West Bengal

13,43,442 12,193

1,09,806 7,348

12,18,516 19,396

15,120 145

Chhattisgarh

9,65,208 2,840

46,932 2,488

9,05,361 5,261

12,915 67

Rajasthan

9,33,848 2,648

62,492 8,607

8,63,175 11,177

8,181 78

Gujarat

8,03,387 2,521

43,611 5,471

7,50,015 7,965

9,761 27

Madhya Pradesh

7,75,709 1,854

34,322 4,005

7,33,496 5,796

7,891 63

Haryana

7,52,069 2,007

25,075 3,114

7,18,959 5,025

8,035 96

Odisha

7,39,995 7,256

1,02,165 4,328

6,35,179 11,551

2,651 33

Bihar

7,02,682 1,785

24,810 3,638

6,72,868 5,362

5,004 61

Telangana

5,71,044 3,527

37,793 474

5,30,025 3,982

3,226 19

Punjab

5,59,795 3,706

44,964 3,267

5,00,651 6,797

14,180 176

Assam

3,98,010 5,436

54,664 404

3,40,178 5,760

3,168 80

Jharkhand

3,35,417 687

11,783 1,314

3,18,689 1,982

4,945 19

Uttarakhand

3,25,425 1,942

33,994 5,243

2,85,170 7,125

6,261 60

Jammu And Kashmir

2,84,431 2,803

41,382 890

2,39,254 3,637

3,795 56

Himachal Pradesh

1,87,342 1,523

18,495 1,689

1,65,791 3,148

3,056 64

Goa

1,53,456 1,055

15,326 373

1,35,560 1,396

2,570 32

Puducherry

1,01,900 1,223

13,896 577

86,528 1,779

1,476 21

Chandigarh

59,577 161

2,758 371

56,084 526

735 6

Tripura

49,885 595

6,919 296

42,468 878

498 13

Manipur

47,843 732

7,602 140

39,480 579

761 13

Meghalaya

33,835 731

8,025 230

25,266 941

544 20

Arunachal Pradesh

26,317 497

3,854 162

22,352 333

111 2

Nagaland

21,215 192

4,990 49

15,882 138

343 5

Ladakh

18,310 124

1,606 50

16,517 172

187 2

Sikkim

14,634 420

3,794 190

10,597 227

243 3

Mizoram

11,659 277

2,981 120

8,643 156

35 1

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,207 55

358 12

9,845 67

4

Lakshadweep

7,542 178

2,109 91

5,404 268

29 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

6,936 19

193 24

6,630 39

113 4





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