By Joymala Bagchi New Delhi [India]July 14 (ANI): As part of their efforts to prepare for a third potential COVID-19 wave, nurses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi are undergoing a three-day training program in the pediatric ward of the hospital .
The rotating training program began on July 12 and was done in three parts over three days, sources told ANI. They added that training will be provided to nurses from all departments of the hospital’s COVID-19 ward.
AIIMS Delhi College of Nursing is coordinating the program.
During the devastating second wave of COVID-19 earlier this year, the country saw children affected, some of them severely affected.
Pediatric wards of hospitals also reported post-COVID symptoms in children, especially MISC (Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children), which hospitals had to pay special attention to.
A few weeks ago, a joint study by WHO and AIIMS found that seroprevalence was 55.7 percent in the under-18 age group and 63.5 percent in the 18-year age group.
A Lancet India Task Force had also previously commissioned an advisory, highlighting planning, protocol and policy guidelines for pediatricians ahead of a likely third wave of Covid-19 that is speculated to affect children.
The intensive care unit of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics has also been working for the past six months to train 6,000 pediatricians to deal with adults as well. In addition, pediatricians from B-class cities, C-class cities and small villages are also trained.
India reported 38,792 new cases of COVID-19, 41,000 recoveries and 624 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health. (ANI)