The second wave of Covid 19 pandemic has India has severely affected children. Many children have been left alone either due to parents and guardians been hospitalized or have succumbed to COVID-19. In these tough times children are the most vulnerable and need utmost care and protection to address the grim situation. Children who are either battling the virus or are rendered homeless, Motherhood Hospital has collaborated with Dream India Network, Whitefield Rising, and Aahan Vaahan to provide medical care to such children.
The program is done under the guidance and support of the Child Protection Team (Child Welfare Committee) of the Government of Karnataka. The intention is to provide immediate and appropriate care to children affected and infected by COVID.
The Quarantine centre will accommodate kids 6 to 18 years old and will have a separate unit for young kids, girls, and boys. Children's Covid Care Centre, which will care for Covid infected children who are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic. The centre is well equipped and has one trained nurse and a doctor and an ambulance always available 24/7 for any emergency.
Mr. Vijayarathna Venkatraman, the CEO, Motherhood Hospitals, says “We at Motherhood Hospital provide exceptional health care to Women & Children. The Covid crisis in India continues to take its toll and in the second wave children are getting severely impacted by the virus. As healthcare professionals, it is our utmost duty to protect and help people in this hour of need. Children are vulnerable and deeply affected by the pandemic and they need rehabilitation and protection. In these tough times, we are greatly thankful to Dream India Network, Whitefield Rising, and Aahan Vahan to lend support towards this nobel deed and provide clinical care for these children. We standby with everyone in this unprecedented crisis and we are on top of our efforts for immediate care and protection for children whose parents/guardians are under hospital care or deceased due to COVID.”
“These children need our immediate care and protection more than ever, hence, we are collaborating with Whitefield Rising, Motherhood Hospitals, Aahan Vaahan initiating a fundraiser to set up Quarantine Centres & Covid Care Centres for children touched by COVID. The initiative is also under guidance and support of the Child Welfare Committee backed by the Government of Karnataka. We believe that the children, deserve the best chance for care and this initiative aims to provide immediate and appropriate medical care to children affected and infected by COVID. This initiative will need support from citizens, which also includes non-economic ways. In addition, from donating, citizens can also look out for the children who are in need” Fr. Edward, Director, Dream India Network
Considering the need of the hour we are proud to partner with Dream India Network, Whitefield Rising, and Aahan Vahan to support the initiative of Quarantine Centres & Covid Care Centres for children touched by COVID. Our heart goes out to these susceptible whose parents/guardians are hospitalized or succumbed due to COVID and provide them with the medical care they are in need.
Dr. Pratap Chandra, Consultant Neonatologist & Pediatrician, Motherhood Hospital, Indiranagar, Bangalore, says, "The Covid crisis in India continues to take its toll and the infectivity of the second wave is much higher which is affecting the children more. In India, we are witnessing “Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) which is a severe condition directly linked to COVID-19 causing certain organs and tissues inflammation. As healthcare professionals, it is our utmost duty to protect the children in this hour of need, hence we are proud to announce this unique initiative in the state of Karnataka with the help of Dream India Network,
Whitefield Rising, and Aahan Vahan to lend support to children who are orphans, whose parents or guardians are in hospital care or deceased due to covid by setting up Quarantine Centres & Covid Care Centres for children touched by COVID. These facilities will have trained nurses and doctors along with equipped ambulance vehicles for shift children. We aim to stand at the forefront and provide protection clinical care for these children as they are the most vulnerable category. We standby with everyone in this unprecedented crisis and we are on top of our efforts for immediate care and provide protection for children.
“We are happy to have Motherhood Hospitals with us to oversee and provide the medical guidance for the quarantine and COVID care centres for the children. The knowledge and expertise of the doctors to set up the facility according to medical protocols, training of the nurses and developing a clear cut SOP has been invaluable to ensure the children who are here are taken care of as they need to be” said Whitefield Rising.