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Coronavirus LIVE: AIIMS, Rishikesh gears up for third wave with children in mind

By Oneindia Staff
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New Delhi, June 24: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences is imparting special training to its nursing staff and creating a separate 100-bed Covid ward for children in view of the possibility of the third wave of coronavirus.

"With experts warning that the third wave may affect children more than others, we are leaving nothing to chance," AIIMS Director Ravi Kant said on Thursday. The focus is on increasing the number of beds, equipment and trained manpower especially for children, he said.

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