Assam: COVID second wave proves dangerous for children in Dibrugarh
COVID-19 has proved dangerous for children below the age of 18 years in Dibrugarh district.
According to reports, in June, five children have died of Covid-19 and three of them had co-morbid conditions. On June 26, an 11- month year-old infant died at AMCH.
AMCH principal cum-chief superintendent Dr Sanjeeb Kakati said, “The condition of the 11-month infant was in a terrible shape when she was brought to AMCH from Tingkong. We immediately put the infant on ventilation support but after six hours of intense supervision by a team of doctors, the infant passed away on Saturday evening.”
Dr Nabajyoti Gogoi, Dibrugarh district surveillance officer of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme said, “At least 2300 children were found COVID positive from April 1, 2021 till date. Most of the samples were Delta variants. So far, five children have died and three of them had co-morbidities”.
When asked about the third wave, Gogoi replied there is no possibility of a third wave because the maximum of the population has been affected by the virus.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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