Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Adhau, Monika

COVID-19: Pregnancy and infants

Monika Adhau; Dr. Swaroopa Chakole

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 3076-3082

BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has unprecedented health crisis which needs to be dealt with equal vigor of efforts. The spread and the capacity to spread of the virus is massive and that creates the overwhelming strain on the health care infrastructure and resources as a whole.
SUMMARY: The vulnerable sections of the human population such as old age peoples, persons having underlying medical condition or comorbidity are at higher risk of not only contracting the COVID-19 infection but also developing severe symptoms which needs intensive care attention. Psychological factors are also a serious consequence of the pandemic which is less talked about. Infodemic along with deadly pandemic are proving deadly duo and each one needs different and dedicated strategy to deal with and containment.
CONCLUSION: Dedicated health care facility for deliveries and post-natal care can be solution to minimize the maternal mortality rate and infant mortality rate due to COVID-19. Widespread authentic information needs to be disbursed in order to deal with the pandemic.