Covid 19 and children

As today’s children and adolescents grow up, will they may see themselves as a “lost generation”, whose lives occur to be tumbling in the shadow of a global pandemic. School closures are one of the most evident and debated matter of concern.  According to Unesco, the education of nearly 1.6 billion pupils in 190 countries has so far been affected – that’s 90% of the world’s school-age children (June 202). And at this time of writing, there are still no certain strategies for opening the schools of around half of these children.

 In this era, the management of Covid 19 in children has become a mandatory topic to discuss and understand so that we can keep ourselves well informed and act promptly when needed.  Being informed and up-to-date will help us keep our children safe. For this reason, a session was organized at Dr. Ziauddin Hospital (DZH). The event was organized in main collaboration with the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination, Govt. of Pakistan, Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA) WHO, UNICEF.

Participants included consultants from Dr. Ziauddin Hospital.

 Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Head of Pediatrics Department, Dr. Farhana Zafar, Pediatrician were the main host of the program along with Dr. Waseem Jamalvi Consultant Pediatrician & General Secretary PPA (Sindh Branch), while other eminent Pediatricians also shared their valuable views related to Protection, Prevention Laboratory Diagnosis, Prognostic Markers and Clinical features in the Management of Covid 19 in children.