Large number of kids in Kashmir are suffering from fever, cough and runny nose with doctors and experts noting cross infection among children as the reason behind the rise in infection.
There is heavy rush of children being brought to hospitals especially to GB Pant Hospital and clinics of doctors, they said.
“My son was having a fever and I straight away took him to GB Pant Hospital. I saw a heavy rush of children waiting for consultation,” said a parent Nasir Ahmad of Srinagar, who, seeing the rush, visited a doctor for consultation at the clinic.
Pediatrician at Children Hospital Dr Altaf Ahmad said that the number of children being brought to OPD at the hospital has almost doubled.
From the last three years. Children were not coming in contact with their counterparts due to Covid pandemic and there were no cross infections.
He said there is no need to worry as it is upper respiratory tract infection which has infected children.
Fever, runny nose, and cough are common right now.
He said children should consume a healthy diet and drink lukewarm water to stay hydrated.
He said that there is no need for unnecessary panic as children can get two or three viral infections and sometimes it can happen in a single month but there is no need to worry as it is attributed to one illness. (KNO)