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The condition of PGI Chandigarh Advanced Pediatric Center is very serious. Here, along with treatment, diseases are also distributed to children who are fighting for life or death. Three to four children have been admitted to a bed each in the center’s Emergency and Neonatal Care Unit. This puts them at risk of cross-infection. Here a boy is kicking another boy, while someone is removing his drip. Surprisingly, ignoring the rules, work is being done to put the children in serious condition. At the same time, the doctors and paramedical staff placed there cannot do anything even if they want to.
It is worth saying that hundreds of children are cared for every day at the center. The situation overflows with emergency at OPD. In the emergency of 20 beds, between 70 and 80 children have been admitted. Doctors say they cannot refuse to admit children even if they want to, so such a situation is happening. At the same time, parents are concerned about their children’s health. Although the PGI administration is also trying to solve this problem, but for now, the change will take more time.
You also know about cross-infection
Cross-infection is the infection that occurs from one patient to another or to people who come into contact with him during treatment in the hospital. During this time, a person with a weak immune system is more prone to infection.
They can cause cross infections
– coughing and sneezing
– Human contact
– Touching contaminated objects
– long catheter
This fusion can give a cross-infection
There is a risk of death from infection, in many cases with diarrhea, sepsis, pneumonia, dehydration, multisystemic organ failure.
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According to the guidelines of the Medical Council of India and the WHO, the beds of patients admitted to the hospital ward should be at least six feet apart so that their coughs and sneezes do not at risk of infection to the other patients who are present. At the same time, in cases of positive HIV, hepatitis or septicaemia, the infection cannot be transmitted from the patient to other patients, family members or ward staff.
Under the UT administration along with the mother-son unit under construction at PGI, a separate 600-bed unit is to be made in two hospitals. This will go a long way in reducing these problems faced in treating children. PGI’s Sangrur Satellite Center will be fully functional soon. This will also benefit from it. To solve this problem, the surrounding states will also have to play the role of helper. Until the standards on referral cases are set, the pressure on patients in PGI will not be reduced. -Kumar Gaurav, DDA and PGI spokesperson
In this situation, all children admitted to a bed can be cross-infected. It is very important to follow it seriously in units like emergency, SNCU because a serious child admitted for treatment of an infection can easily get hold of other infections. -Doctor. RS Bedi, Pediatrician and World Medical Association consultant