In Brazil, negligence on newborns is being done amidst increasing cases of Coronavirus in Brazil. More than a thousand children have died here.
Infants death in Brazil Due to COVID-19: It has been more than a year since the Coronavirus Pandemic has occurred and there are a record number of cases of infection in Brazil at this time. Of course, it is being said that the virus is making small children less prey, but in Brazil the opposite is being seen (Brazil Coronavirus News). So far, 1300 children have died due to corona virus. But it is surprising that doctors are refusing to do a cavid test of newborns.
According to the BBC report, the doctor refused to do a COVID test on the one-year-old newborn child of a woman named Jessica Ricarte. Explaining the reason behind this, the doctor said that the symptoms seen in the child do not fit the profile of the virus (Brazil Coronavirus Stats). Two months later, the child died due to illness. The number of newborns dying from COVID-19 here is not happening in any other country.
Difficult to take care of children
Doctors say that taking care of newborns in ICU is also very difficult, in the absence of their parents. Video calls are being resorted to to make children talk to parents. Jessica, who works as a teacher, said that her son Lucus was born after an illness lasting two years (Infant Coronavirus). He said, ‘His name was derived from the word lucus luminous (shining in the darkness). He was the light of our life. He made us realize that happiness can be more than what we imagine.
What problems did the child have?
Jessica says that she became suspicious about the virus when her son’s appetite decreased, while he used to eat well earlier. At first they thought that it was probably due to the growth of new teeth. But then Lucus’s grandmother, who is a nurse, said that Lucas might have a sore throat (Brazil Coronavirus Update). But later he started getting fever, lethargy and difficulty in breathing. After which Jessica takes him to the hospital. There, he asked the doctor to examine COVID.
Doctors are negligent
Jessica says, ‘The doctor applied an oximeter. Whose level was 86 percent. Then I felt that this is not normal. ‘ But he did not have fever, so the doctor said, ‘There is no need to worry. There is no need for a COVID test. This is a minor problem. The doctor also told Jessica that it is rare for children to have COVID-19 (Brazil Coronavirus Cases). Gave him some antibiotics and sent him home. But the situation worsened day by day. Corona virus disease is making children their victims too, but care is being taken in their treatment.
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