Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights visited Pediatric Ward of GMCH 32
Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights Visited Pediatric Ward of GMCH 32, Chandigarh. It had multiple care units for General Ward children, covid positive children, Emergency Children, MSAC Children, and recovering children
THE VOICE OF CHANDIGARH NEWS: The third Covid19 wave is expected to affect children the most. Keeping in view, the ongoing situation, the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) team including Mrs. Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson, CCPCR, Dr. Monika Singh, Member CCPCR and Ms. Niti Mohan, Empanelled Consultant visited Pediatric Wards of GMCH 32 Chandigarh. In the Commissions Visit, all 5 children wards were visited and interacted with the Children in these wards.
While interacting with CCPCR team, Dr Vishal Guglani, Professor & Head, Department of Pediatrics, GMCH Sec 32, Chandigarh said, “Children below 5 years of age do not require mask and its not appropriate. Children above 12 years of age have to mandatorily wear mask like all adults. We have to take specials precaution while dealing with children under 5 years of age as they are normal not give medication to them”.
There are 8 COVID patients, out of which 6 COVID positive children are from Chandigarh. The age group of the children are (0-6 : 4, 7-12 yrs – 2 13-18 yrs : 2. While speaking on the occasion, Mrs Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson, CCPCR said, “ Its good to know the children from 2 ICU wards and 3 wards GMCH-32 have recovered and our now in healthy state. There are 5 levels of care provided to the children to ensure their holistic health and wellbeing”.
CCPCR has forwarded the list of COVID children to DCPU and CWC to ensure they get additional financial and non financial support. Commission post visit has also decided to setup child friendly areas and undertake child friendly activities to boost the morale of children.