The disease, MIS-C, usually appears after Covid-19 and could be fatal for children.
Physician Prabir kumar Sarkar, deputy director (treatment) of Dhaka Shishu Hospital said till now around 170 patients have received treatment from their hospital. Majority of the children admitted to the hospital with different diseases. But some test positive for Covid-19 when the hospital conducts test before going through any type of surgery.
Some 15 patients have died in this hospital. Among them, seven to eight were below 28 days. It is yet to sure how they were infected with coronavirus since their mothers were not Covid-19 patients. However, these children were with some health complications, he added.
Apart from this, no statistics is available so far from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) as to how many children have been infected in the country.
Physician Mohammad Robed Amin, director of Non-Communicable Disease Control (NCDC), told Prothom Alo that children are being infected with Covid-19. However, there is no complete statistics as to how many children are being admitted to the hospitals and how many are being taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and how many have died. Some hospitals are keeping their information separately.
However, the condition of DMCH and Dhaka Shishu Hospital shows horrific scenario to the country.