KC General Hospital in Bengaluru is prepping for third wave
BR Venkateshaiah, Medical Superintendent of KCGH, said that they were constructing a new building for the
Dr Lakshmipathi, HOD of Paediatric Department, said that the experts were expecting the third wave to affect children and they did not want to take a chance. “Covid infection in children would be only mild or asymptomatic and covid treatment for children could be easily treated in the General Ward itself. But what we are preparing for is the post-covid complications seen in children which need a lot of attention. Currently, too we have four suspected Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS C) cases that we are treating and in most of the children, the symptoms are seen within four to six weeks of contracting covid. We are planning to get 13 ventilators along with PICUs in the new complex.”
We are planning to get 13 additional ventilators along with PICUs in the new complex
– Dr Lakshmipathi, HOD, Paediatric Dept, KC General Hospital
Talking about the present facilities, he said: “We have 36 beds in the Paediatric Ward and out of that, 20 are oxygenated. We do not have PICUs and we are planning to get more. We have 10 NICUs with 2 ventilators and we will be increasing that as well.
We have four doctors in the Paediatric ward which is enough to handle the cases but we require more nursing staff about which, we have informed the administration. Some nurses working in covid have previously worked in Paediatric Wards so they have experience in handling children. We also had reorientation program to improve our skills.”