Bhubaneswar, May 22: The Health and Family Welfare department has asked all Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC) Dedicated COVID Hospitals (DCH) to designate ‘Paediatric Covid Wing’ within the existing facilities.
The decision was taken after surge of Covid-19 cases among children in the country. The department has asked the DCHC and DCH to reserve 15 percent beds in the ICU ward for children.
The department has further asked to earmark COVID-19 newborn unit in existing SNCU/ NICU with strict isolation and infection prevention and control measures.
“One of the parents will be allowed to remain as an attendant. Necessary logistics and consumables and other requirements to this effect are to be estimated and kept reserved and placed to Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited,” said an official.