Haveri has become the first district in Karnataka to start preparations to fight the possible third wave of Covid-19 which may affect children. Karnataka Home Minister Bommai inaugurated the event in Haveri on Wednesday,
The district in-charge Basavraj Bommai has started a drive where every child, belonging to 0-18 years of age group, would go through a health check-up as there is no vaccination for children for far.
According to sources there are 2.75 lakh kids who come under the 0-18 years of age group. These kids will be brought to primary health care centres for health check-ups which will be set up in schools and open grounds. Every primary health centre will be opened in schools. Children would go through two tests.
There will be 900 doctors who would work for a fortnight conducting tests on all children. At first, children will go through a general body check and if the doctors find the child needs immediate medical or nutrition assistance, he/she will be referred to a paediatrician at the health centre.
The centre will also test immunity and malnutrition among kids, then give them medicines and a full health camp. Also their parents can take vaccination from there. All the primary healthcare centres have both Covishield and Covaxin. The district has so far reported 21,550 coronavirus cases and 575 deaths.