On Friday, Kerala Health Minister Veena George spoke about an expert 'baby care' training programme already running in Kerala to with an aim to prepare health workers for providing intensive care to children and newborn babies anticipating the onset of a threatening third wave.
On her Facebook page, the Minister said the training would include paediatricians and nurses in all the medical colleges in the state.
The three-day long first phase of the programme has commenced at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College S A T hospital.
Subsequently, such training programmes would be held in other districts of the state under the supervisionof experts in the paediatric department of the medical colleges.
The minister said in her post that the government has come up with a programme to prepare health workers to provide emergency and intensive care to children.
She said the training programme would help health workers to gain the necessaryskills required to work in the fields of emergency, intensive care and neonatal care.
George said hospitals are also being prepared to deal with Covid and post-Covid complications in children and steps are underway to get child beds, oxygen systems, ventilators and other monitoring equipment which would be required for
providing any additional treatment or care to minors.
(With PTI Inputs)