Chennai: Following the rise within the variety of kids affected by viral flu in Karnataka, the state well being division is intently monitoring the developments in as many as 12 districts together with Bengaluru. The rise in viral flu circumstances got here amid the fears that kids can be most affected throughout the third wave of Covi-19 an infection.
Children with signs like chilly, cough, fever and respiratory points have been admitted to hospitals within the state for the previous 15 days. Even although well being consultants dismiss it as the traditional viral flu which is frequent throughout the wet seasons, the well being division appears to be fearful concerning the situation.
Most of the flu circumstances have been reported from Bellary, Yadgir, Chikkaballapur and Chitradurge districts of Karnataka. However, flu circumstances have been additionally reported from Raichur, Bidar, Ramnagar, Belagavi, Vijayapura, Kalburgi and Bagalkot districts, the report added.
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Pointing out that consultations at pediatric hospitals are rising prior to now couple of weeks in these districts, the report mentioned that beds at one of many authorities hospitals in Bengaluru — KC General hospital — have been stuffed with kids affected with chilly, cough, fever and respiratory points.
Quoting Dr Lakshmipathy, head of pediatric division in KC General hospital, kids aged between one and three years are discovered with these signs and never the college going kids. All the kids who’re affected by respiratory points are subjected to RT-PCR checks and nobody had turned optimistic for Covid-19 an infection.
Explaining that each the district and taluk hospitals have been seeing an increase in variety of kids affected by viral an infection, the report mentioned that a minimum of 150 to 200 kids are handled for the an infection in every of the district hospitals and a minimum of 50 to 60 kids are admitted to the hospitals for therapy.
Meanwhile, the report mentioned that the Karnataka authorities has organized a large covid-19 vaccination drive within the state on Friday and Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai introduced that the state had set a goal of vaccinating a minimum of 30 lakh individuals in in the future.
(With inputs from IANS)