MIS-C: Jalandhar Civil Hospital sets up clinic to screen children

Paediatric OPD will be used for counselling parents

MIS-C: Jalandhar Civil Hospital sets up clinic to screen children

A doctor checks a toddler at paediatrics clinic at Jalandhar Civil Hospital.

Aakanksha N Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 18

In order to combat multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and screening of patients, the Jalandhar Civil Hospital has started a clinic at paediatrics OPD where any child suffering from fever for more than three days will be investigated for MIS-C and parents will be counselled regarding the disease.

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome

  • The symptoms include fever persisting for more than three days, rashes, diarrhoea, loose motion, vomiting and abdomen pain. Experts said if any two of these symptoms appear, one must visit the doctor.

Doctors said even if a child suffers from fever for a single day, parents immediately confuse it with MIS-C.

Apart from this, training of 10 staff nurses has been going on following which they would be deputed at paediatric Covid wards whenever the need arises.

Dr Sahil Vikas, paediatrics specialist, Civil Hospital, came up with an idea to ensure that proper arrangements were in place to tackle emergency in near future.

“Sensitisation of parents is very essential to ensure that they don’t indulge in getting medical tests of their kids unnecessary. I want to send a message that there is no need to create panic, but visit the doctor,” he said. In the clinic, doctors would investigate children suffering from fever with a history of coming in contact with a positive patient. Doctors would also check whether the child has been suffering from any other infection and then the treatment would be provided accordingly.

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