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Indoor air pollution (IAP) and pre-existing morbidities among under-5 children in India: are risk factors of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?

AUTHOR(S)
Jay Saha; Pradip Chouhan

Published: July 2020   Journal: Environmental Pollution
Globally, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is linked with air pollution of both indoor and outdoor environments and co-morbidities conditions of human beings. To find out the risk factor zones associated with Coronavirus disease among under-five children using pre-existing morbidity conditions and indoor air pollution (IAP) environmental factors and also with current fatality and recovery rate of COVID-19 disease in India.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 266 | No. of pages: 7 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child health, environmental pollution, COVID-19 | Countries: India
Learning in times of lockdown: how Covid-19 is affecting education and food security in India

AUTHOR(S)
Muzna Alvi; Manavi Gupta

Published: July 2020   Journal: Food Security
This paper discusses the implications of lockdown-induced school and rural child-care center closures on education and health outcomes for the urban and rural poor. It focuses on food and nutritional security of children who depend on school feeding and supplementary nutrition programs. Authors argue that the impacts are likely to be much more severe for girls as well as for children from already disadvantaged ethnic and caste groups. They also discuss ways in which existing social security programs can be leveraged and strengthened to ameliorate these impacts.
Child health and delivery of care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

AUTHOR(S)
Joseph L. Mathew

Published: June 2020   Journal: The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

This paper examines how the pandemic and mitigation efforts affected the physical and emotional well-being of parents and children in India. Although pediatric cases are fewer and milder, pediatric health care services are severely affected in the country and restarting these services is necessary. Several additional issues merit consideration, both with respect to COVID, as well as other child health needs affected by COVID.

Cite this research | Vol.: 87 | No. of pages: 579-582 | Language: English | Topics: Health, Education | Tags: child care services, child education, child health, health care facilities | Countries: India
Handling children in COVID wards: a narrative experience and suggestions for providing psychological support

AUTHOR(S)
Swapnajeet Sahoo; Aseem Mehra; Vikas Suri (et al.)

Published: June 2020   Journal: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Children cannot understand the need for isolation and hence, pose a clinical challenge in the COVID-19 ward. Some of these challenges are because of the environment of the COVID isolation wards, which are usually the makeshift wards or newly designed wards, which are isolated and far away from other ward areas, with restriction of movement.
COVID-19 and the need for child and adolescent telepsychiatry services, a case report

AUTHOR(S)
Suravi Patra; Binod Kumar Patro

Published: June 2020   Journal: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
These two cases highlight the severe problems faced by caregivers of children with psychiatric illnesses in the backdrop of lockdown.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 54 | No. of pages: 2 | Language: English | Topics: Mental Health | Tags: mental health services, psychological distress, lockdown, teleworking | Countries: India
Will COVID-19 pandemic-associated lockdown increase myopia in Indian children?

AUTHOR(S)
Muthu Sumitha; Srinivasan Sunjay; Vasudha Kemmanu (et al.)

Published: June 2020   Journal: Indian Journal of Ophtalmology
Like most other Asian countries, India has also seen a gradual increase in the incidence and prevalence of myopia. Increased screen‑time, prolonged near work, reduced outdoor activities are some of the important risk factors for myopia according to various studies. Countries like China, where schools have replaced books with tablets and computers, evidently have a higher incidence of myopia.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 68 | Issue: 7 | No. of pages: 1496 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child health, COVID-19 | Countries: India
Online learning during lockdown period for COVID-19 in India

AUTHOR(S)
Pravat Kumar Jena

Published: May 2020
This article emphasizes on how online learning is beneficial during times of crises like work absences or pandemics. Therefore, some tools and techniques for online learning which can ensure the continuity of learning are highlighted.
Cite this research | No. of pages: 82-92 | Language: English | Topics: Education | Tags: educational policy, online learning, social distance | Countries: India
Ensuring availability of food for child nutrition amidst the Covid–19 pandemic: challenges and way forward

AUTHOR(S)
Madhu Kumari Upadhyay; Somdatta Patra; Amir Maroof Khan

Published: April 2020   Journal: Indian Journal of Community Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spread in India is steeply rising. A 21-day lockdown has been imposed by the Government of India, to curtail its spread. This has impacted all walks of life, including the availability of food, and nutrition related services. This will impact nutritional status of children throughout India. The two major schemes, i.e. the Integrated Child Development Scheme and the Mid-day meal services scheme have also been affected leading to a risk of worsening of child nutrition. Some states have evolved their own strategies to mitigate the effect of lockdown during this crisis period. Here we discuss the challenges and way forward related to ensuring availability of food for child nutrition during this health crisis.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 32 | Issue: 2 | No. of pages: 251-254 | Language: English | Topics: Health, Nutrition, Child Protection | Tags: child nutrition, COVID-19 response, lockdown | Countries: India
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