ICU of Lady Ridgeway Hospital exceeds capacity

With the post-covid syndrome called Multisystem inflammatory syndrome being prevalent among children in various parts of the country, the ICU of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRHC) is no longer able to admit children, the specialist in charge said.

Pediatrician Dr. Nalin Kitulwatta, the consultant in charge in charge of the LRHC ICU says, “we have treated more than 45 children with the multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) which occurs in children, 2 to 6 weeks after the onset of coronavirus. At the moment 4 children suffering from this condition are being treated in the Intensive Care Unit of the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital.”

Dr.Kithulwatta said children, who were infected with any Covid variant, could be infected with this Multisystem inflammatory syndrome two to six weeks after recovery from Covid.

He said two percent of the children infected with this syndrome could die and added that if they were brought to a Hospital at the proper time, they could be cured.

“If children develop symptoms such as fever, abdominal pain, feeling extra tired, vomiting, diarrhoea,bloodshot eyes and skin rash should be immediately admitted to a Hospital. This is a treatable disease,” he said.

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