Virtual Conference
Pediatrics 2022

Rajaram M Weling

Bharatratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Municipal General Hospital Mumbai, India

Title: Treatment of pediatric COVID on outpatient basis


Background: Since December 2019, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has rapidly spread, becoming the first pandemic of the 21st century by number of deaths (over 3.8 million deaths worldwide) and still increasing. Many aspects of SARS-CoV-2 with infection in children and adolescents remain unclear, and optimal treatment has not yet been defined.
Methods: This is a collective descriptive study with analytical wing; on 756 children who were COVID-19 positive; at Ameya well baby clinic at Ameya orthopaedic centre and children hospital, Borivali West, Mumbai, India from December 2019 up to December 2021. In our study 756 children from birth to fifteen years who were symptomatic for COVID-19 and the diagnosis was confirmed by COVID RTPCR positive test, were treated our standard protocol which included nebulization, bronchodilators and antibiotics on outpatient basis, with home quarantine and follow up done by teleconsultation. Data was entered and analysed using SPSS software version 11. Proportions were compared using Chi square (?2 ) test of significance, categorical variables were assessed using ?2 . In all the above the p value of less than 0.05 was accepted as indicating statistical significance.
Results: In the study the covid affected children were treated with our protocol improved (p value less than 0.05).
Conclusions: The findings of this study clearly establish the role of our protocol in treating COVID affected children on out-patient basis in the current COVID scenario prevailing in our country.


Rajaram Weling has done is M.D in pediatrics from prestigious Nair Medical College- Mumbai, India, diplomate of national board of pediatrics, fellow of college of physicians and surgeons, Mumbai India- gold medallist. He is the professor and head of department of pediatrics at Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Municipal Hospital, Mumbai. He has received the Best child specialist award, RK excellence award in 2013.