Remdesivir is not recommended for children who are below 18 years of age . Union of Health Ministry issued clinical guidelines for treating Covid positive kids because third wave of coronavirus may hit kids under 18 years of age . In an document issued by central government doctors are advised to be selective in prescribing CT scan to Covid positive kids. Government of India recommended 6 minute walk test for children above 12 , except patients with uncontrolled asthma . Steroids for self medication must be avoided . According to experts wrong use of steroids could be the reason for Black fungus outburst in India . On moderately severe and critical ill children , steroids should be used .
Why Remdesivir is not recommended for children ?
Covid positive bachon ko treat krne ke liye Remdesivir ko recommend nhi kiya gya .
Below 18 waale bachon ke liye Remdesivir ka safety aur efficacy data sufficient nhi hai.
Govt of India recommended 6 minute walk test for children above 12 years
Central govt ne six minute walk test recommend kiya hai .
Jiske liye bachon ki finger pr pulse oximeter attach krke 6 minutes tk continuously walk krne ko kaha jaaye .
Uncontrolled asthma patients ke liye ye test recommend nhi kiya gya hai .
Critical Covid illness cases mein oxygen therapy immediately start kr deni chahiye .
Fluid + electrolyte mein balance maintain krke , Corticosteroids therapy ko bhi start kr dena chahiye .
Wrong use of steroids could be the main reason for Black fungus outburst
Experts ke according steroids ke wrong us eki wajah se India mein Black fungus cases increase huye hain.
Doctors ko Black fungus patients mein culture results ke liye wait na krke ise immidietly treat krne ke liye advise kiya gya hai .
Jisse ki Black fungus cases ki mortality rate ko reduce kiya ja skta hai.
Steroids should be used at the right time , in the right dose and for the right duration
Steroids ka asymptomatic aur mild Covid cases mein use krna dangerous hai .
Jinka use strict supervision mein critical Covid patients ke liye hi krna chahiye .
Isliye steroids ka sahi time pr sahi dose mein aur sahi duration mein use hona chahiye .
Self medication ke liye steroids ko avoid krna chahiye .
Doctors ko Covid positive bachon ko CT scan prescribe krte waqt selective rehne ki zrurat hai .
Asymptomatic infection ke liye mask , hand hygiene aur physical distancing maintain krne ke liye kaha hai .