Bhubaneswar: Amidst reports of many children getting infected by COVID-19 coming from various districts across the state, Director of Public Health Niranjan Mishra today informed that kids aged below 10 years, after recovering from the disease, are now more susceptible to Multi-system Inflammatory (MI) syndrome.
Briefing mediapersons, the senior health official said chances of MI syndrome in COVID recovered children aged between 0 and 10 years have increased in the second wave of the pandemic. They develop the syndrome around one month of their recovery.
“These days, many kids suffering from MI syndrome are being hospitalised, a month after recovering from the disease. They complain of headache, diahorrea and vomiting,” he added.
Besides, the official informed that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed officials concerned to increase the number of beds in hospitals and keep medical oxygen cylinders ready for children ahead of the impending third wave. Arrangements are also being made for ICUs and SDUs at all hospitals at the earliest.
As per the data shared by state Information and Public Relation (I &PR) Department, 117 out of the total 771 persons, who tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, were children aged below 18 years.