A warning from Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital

Dr Deepal Perera, a specialist at Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital in Colombo, says that in addition to the increase in the number of Covid-19 patients, there is also an increase in child theft among children.

Speaking to the media, the specialist noted that out of 12 sick children who were hospitalized, there were 6 children with infantile epilepsy.

“We may have a viral fever without knowing it or not. This viral fever can be covid or influenza. It could also be some other kind of viral fever. What we should do is to prevent it from happening. Breathing is done by machines. Sometimes even death can happen.”

Specialist Dr. Deepal Perera also said that if the children have difficulty breathing, they will request the parents to take the children to the hospital.

He mentioned that along with the increase in the number of patients infected with Covid, there has been some increase in the admission of children at the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital in Colombo and that today 15 dengue patients and 8 patients infected with Covid are reported in the children’s hospital.

He further stated that out of the 8 Covid patients, two patients are being treated in the intensive care unit.

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