Aug 21, 2021

30 children with Covid-19 at Lady Ridgeway daily

Around 20-30 children are admitted  to Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital daily, as a result of rapid  spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19, stated Consultant Physician Dr. Deepal Perera.

Four wards have been allocated due to the large numbers seeking treatment. 

Sources say one more ward has been requested for Covid-19 patients. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 ward at the Rajagiriya Ayurveda Hospital is under the purview of Lady Ridgeway Hospital.

Measures have been  taken to encourage home treatment for children between the ages of 2-14, if they do not suffer from any health complications or pre-existing conditions. 

Dr. Deepal Perera further stated that if children experience nausea, high fever, and diarhhea and aversion to food, to immediately bring them to hospital.

Source: Deshaya