Kolkata: The paediatric ward of Jalpaiguri district hospital has been admitting 40-50 youngster’s day by day for the previous 4 days, a well-being official mentioned on Sunday.
Based on the official, 80%-90% of the sick youngsters had been examined for Covid and one was discovered positive. The kid has been admitted to a particular new child care unit and is in isolation. The remainder, aged between one to 4, are mentioned to have influenza-like sickness with signs like fever, cough and shortness of breath.
“Malaria and dengue screening have been achieved… As many as 45 new beds have been added to accommodate extra youngsters. To deal the scenario in a greater means, a brand-new ward was opened on Friday. Common visits had been made by the administration to determine if any outbreak has occurred.
These circumstances aren’t very sophisticated, and the discharge fee is excessive. At present, 48 sufferers had been discharged. Paediatricians are investigating these circumstances. To this point, this appears to be the case of seasonal influenza-like sickness,” mentioned a senior well-being official.
In the meantime, state’s Covid-19 tally on Sunday rose to fifteen,56,908 with an addition of 751. The Covid toll reached 18,577 after 10 extra sufferers succumbed to the virus. Lively circumstances dropped by 16 to eight,187.