Overcoming the pandemic safely is the primary goal of REGINA MARIA Healthcare Network, which develops solutions in real time. Following the evolution of incidence rates among patients under 18 years of age and guided by international studies on children and adolescents who have overcome the acute stages of SARS-COV-2 infection, REGINA MARIA has designed a post-COVID monitoring package for pediatrics, which includes services adapted to the age and needs of young patients.
The new health monitoring package for children infected and cured by COVID-19 is part of the POST COVID Clinic’s services. The success of the medical evaluation program for adults and the beginning of the new school semester have led to an increase in requests in the pediatric segment as well. Therefore, the Healthcare Network helps to increase the level of safety on all demographic levels nationwide.
With the reopening of schools, the international statistics on SARS-COV-2 infection in children have moved back into focus, the concern being doubled by the news regarding the spread of the disease in Romanian educational institutions. International studies show that even though most children and adolescents develop mild forms of the disease, its effects can be long-term.
“In general, children go through the infection with the new coronavirus with none or mild symptoms. The possibility of developing severe symptoms occurs in children over 10 years of age, with a higher risk of developing PIMS – multisystem inflammatory syndrome.” says Nirvana Georgescu, Quality and Patient Safety Director, REGINA MARIA Healthcare Network. “So far, there is no protocol to guide pediatricians or family doctors in the management of the post-covid period in the case of pediatric patients, which is why we wanted to help parents with a package of services dedicated to young patients.” adds Nirvana Georgescu.
The post-COVID-19 pediatric tests and consultations packages, available in the REGINA MARIA polyclinics in Bucharest and across the country, include a series of tests and consultations to assess the general health condition. Antibody tests will detect the immune response to COVID-19 infection, information needed to complete the general health picture. The pediatrician, who will follow the evolution of each case, will make recommendations based on the results of each patient.
Monitoring the health of the population after overcoming the disease is an extremely important measure alongside all measures of prevention and treatment against SARS-CoV-2 infection, regardless of age and form of the disease.