All children discharged from COVID-19 ICU

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All of the children who were hospitalised in the COVID-19 Unit at the National Infectious Diseases hospital have been discharged, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said on Wednesday.

A few children were receiving treatment in the ICU while others were receiving treatment in the hospital’s transition ward. A 16-year-old patient who was receiving critical care passed away.

The ICU usually treats those severely ill patients who have been infected with SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes the disease, COVID-19; the patients in the ICU include those who have difficulties breathing on their own.

“At this point in time, we have 10 persons in the ICU (but) we don’t have any children,” Dr Anthony stated at the Bookland Gardens in Georgetown where he was attending a press conference.

Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony

The News Room understands that the children who were receiving treatment have been recovering.Dr. Anthony also related that there are 40 patients receiving COVID-19 treatment at the Liliendaal hospital in the Ocean View hospital and that there are 60 persons who are in the hospitals across Guyana.

The Minister said the country is still working to ensure that the US-made Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines can be secured to administer to children.

Recently, President Dr. Irfaan Ali vowed  to allocate all of those vaccines to children once it can be sourced.

 

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