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Shocking! 11-Month Old Infant Dies of COVID-19 in Dibrugarh

The infant was admitted to the Dibrugarh Medical College and Hospital for showing breathing problems and feeling pain in his neck.

Shocking! 11-Month Old Infant Dies of COVID-19 in Dibrugarh

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: At a time, when health experts are expressing apprehension that the third wave of the COVID-19 may bring more threat to the children, an 11-month old infant, reportedly, succumbed to the deadly coronavirus infection in Dibrugarh, Assam.

As per sources, Ayan Limbu, the only son of Ravi Kumar Limbu and Namita Limbu of Tinkhong's Bahonigaon, had undergone treatment at the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH), Dibrugarh.

He was admitted to the medical college hospital for showing breathing problems and feeling pain in his neck. Further upon testing, the minor was tested positive for the deadly virus.

On Saturday, the child died due to the virus infection, hospital sources revealed. The news has sent shockwaves across the state.

Meanwhile, Dr. Rupali Basu, CEO of Woodlands Hospital speaking to media said, "Children below 18, pregnant mothers. These people are most vulnerable. We have to be very cautious and follow proper Covid appropriate behavior."

Will the third wave affect children?

Concerns around more children contracting COVID-19 during the third wave grew after coronavirus cases among the 0-9 and 10-19 age brackets rose sharply during the second wave.

A number of government officials and health experts have since raised an alarm about the third wave possibly affecting children more than adults. However, there are many others who have ignored this assessment as "unfounded claims".

"The Indian Academy of Paediatrics has clearly stated that this variant is unlikely to affect children disproportionately in a third wave scenario. However, the Union Health Ministry is maintaining a cautious approach, especially as such facilities are not as sound as the existing adult hospital treatment facilities in India," Mazumdar said.


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