A special medical team has been constituted in Dhubri, Assam for child COVID care. 

This was informed by Joint Director of Health Services, Dhubri – Dr SM Imdadullah. 

He said: “We are ready to fight COVID-19 among the children in days to come. A special medical team comprising two child specialist, six medical officers and twelve nurses have been nominated for special training meant for child COVID care,” Dr SM Imdadullah added. 

As many as 450 cases have been detected in Dhubri district since March this year. 

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Out of these 450 infected children, 117 children are below the age group of 10 years. 

However, most of these children (415) have recovered from the disease. 

There are a total of 27 active cases of COVID-19 among children. Eight of them are below the age of 10. 

Joint Director of Health Services, Dhubri – Dr SM Imdadullah said that the district has not recorded any fatality among children so far. 

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“No serious symptom has been observed among the infected children, who are still undergoing treatment. All of them would be released very soon after complete recovery,” Joint Director of Health Services, Dhubri – SM Imdadullah informed. 

The second wave of COVID-19 has turned out to be dangerous for children in Assam. 

Nearly 35,000 children below the age of 18 have tested COVID-19 positive during the second wave in Assam. 

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com