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.