In a bid to augment the treatment of children amid the COVID-19 crisis, a new 100-bed paediatric unit will soon be launched at the Lokbandhu Rajnarayan Combined Hospital in Lucknow. This focused department will provide medical amenities and treatment to young children, who are equally under the pandemic radar as the adults. As per reports, 2 paediatricians, 6 Ayush (Ayurvedic) doctors and 4 Female and obstetric specialists will be stationed at the hospital to manage the new resources. An ICU technician will also be deployed to look after the equipment support at the paediatric ICUs (PICUs).
Provisions at the new paediatric unit
The LBRN Combined Hospital at Kanpur Road in Lucknow will now be equipped to manage the growing incidence of coronavirus and other related diseases among children. A new paediatric department will be set up here, across the ground-level and first-floor of the institute. This will accommodate up to 100 beds, including PICUs to facilitate focused treatment benefits to children.
Reportedly, the new ward here will be set up by the UP Housing and Development Board. The body will line up the wards with several CCTV cameras, which will be directly linked to the office of the Hospital Director. This direct projection of the recording will enable close monitoring of the condition and symptoms of COVID-19 patients here.
Post-COVID care ward also in the pipeline
The Hospital administration has also decided to prepare around 20 beds to dedicatedly conduct the treatment of post-COVID patients here. As per reports, a special ward will be erected for this as well. This department will offer all physical and mental clinical assistance to patients who require medical attention, even after testing COVID-19 negative.
Earlier, the state had announced that PICUs will be made across all urban agglomerations across Uttar Pradesh. These will effectively help to create special provision for children amid the pandemic rage. This step can forward the administration's vision to impactfully tackle the rising spike of coronavirus amid the second wave and as a proactive approach, in case of the predicted third wave.