City hospital sets up Covid taskforce to handle paediatric patients

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Chennai, Jul 22 (PTI) Gleneagles Global Health City on Thursday announced the launching of a Covid-19 task force to handle the 'complex group' of paediatric patients.

With the anticipation of a third Covid wave, GGHC is prepared to handle the most vulnerable patient population as they are not vaccinated yet, the hospital said in a release.

'The task force has acknowledged that this group of patient population is special as they can range from newborn who are born to Covid-19 positive mothers to children up to 18 years of age having variable presentation including post-Covid immunological problems,' it said.

The multi-disciplinary team of doctors include experienced General Paediatricians, Neonatologists, and Paediatric Intensivists and the task force is headed by Dr Perumal Karnan, Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead-Department of Paediatrics, it added. PTI SA BN SAT BALA BN SAT BALA

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