46 Children Infected In 3 Days: Work Begins On Paediatric COVID Hospital At VIMSAR In Odisha

Sambalpur: After 46 children tested positive for COVID-19 in three days, the authorities at the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla, are contemplating turning COVID-19 Hospital 1 on the healthcare premises into a dedicated paediatric COVID-19 wing.

Officials said that at least 46 children aged 12 years or below have tested COVID-19 positive here. Among 46, eight were aged five years or below.

According to official sources, the Odisha government has taken a call to reserve 15 per cent of beds for children infected with the deadly virus.

The facility will allow one parent to stay with the COVID-affected child as an attendant.

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