The Mizoram government will soon open Covid-19 Care Centres to treat children infected by Covid-19.

The state health department will also make a separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to take care of children, whose mothers have tested positive for Covid-19.

“A few children have tested positive for the virus after their infected mothers took them along to Covid-19 Care Centres because of the unavailability of other care options for them,” said a senior health official on condition of anonymity.

“All efforts are being made to open Covid-19 Care Centres to exclusively treat children infected by the virus,” he said.

Seven such children are currently staying with their infected mothers in different Covid-19 Care Centres.

A meeting headed by Mizoram health minister, Lalthangliana also stressed on the need to open a care centre with adequate nutritional facilities for children, where they can stay while their infected mothers are admitted in hospitals. Breast-fed babies are, however, allowed to accompany their infected mothers in hospitals.

Mizoram has been under the statewide “No Tolerance Fortnight” lockdown imposed by the state government from October 26 to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Mizoram on Wednesday reported the highest single-day count of Covid-19 positive cases, with 101 people, including a two-month-old baby testing positive to the virus.

71 of the new cases have been reported from Aizawl district and 30 from Champhai district.

The total Covid-19 positive have reached 2,893, of which 516 are active cases while 2,376 people have already recovered from the virus, officials of the state health department.

The disease has claimed one life in the state so far. The recovery rate stands at 82.13 per cent.

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