KATHMANDU – The Ministry of Health and Population has urged all hospitals across the country to allocate 20 percent of their beds for COVID-19 infected children. All government, private, community or cooperative hospitals have been asked to allocate 20 percent of their beds for infected children, according to a notice issued by Dr Madan Kumar Upadhyay, chief of the Standards and Regulation Division under the Ministry.
“This directive means to prepare and manage treatment for infected children who are more vulnerable to the third or fourth wave of the virus that may take place,” reads the notice.
The Ministry has also asked them to manage required amounts of oxygen used in the treatment of infected people.
Meanwhile, the US Government will provide COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal, said the Ministry’s joint spokesperson Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari. However, the name of vaccines and their amount has not been stated.