Abu Dhabi (Etihad)
Amana Healthcare, a subsidiary of Mubadala Healthcare, has announced the expansion of its program for care and rehabilitation services for those recovering from the Covid-19 virus to include children from the age of two, in response to the noticeable and alarming increase in the number of children suffering from complications after recovering from the virus. Novel Corona. In 2020, Amana Healthcare developed the first specialized program of its kind to rehabilitate those recovering from the Covid-19 virus at the region level, which covers gradual rehabilitation services for patients starting from the intensive care unit, helping them to be independent from the artificial respirator, and from Then rehabilitation of inpatients, outpatients, or rehabilitation of patients at home or remotely through video. The program begins with an assessment of whether all four stages are necessary, enabling the medical team to provide the correct treatment to help the recoverer restore the levels of functions and daily activities they had before their illness. Dr. Radwana Bopatia, Consultant Pediatric Pulmonologist and Sleep Disorder, responsible for the pediatric rehabilitation program, said: “While many children are asymptomatic from COVID-19 or have mild to moderate symptoms and recover without treatment, A body of research has concluded that a large number of children develop complications that can last for weeks or months.” According to estimates published by the Office for National Statistics in the United Kingdom in January of this year, about 12.9% of children between the ages of two and 11 years, about 14.5% of those between the ages of 12 and 16 years, and 17.1% of adolescents and young people aged between 12 and 16 They are between 17 and 24 years old, still experiencing some symptoms of “Covid-19”, five weeks after they were diagnosed with the virus.