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Rains Force Hospitalization Of 183 Children For Malaria, Pneumonia

Rains Force Hospitalization Of 183 Children For Malaria, Pneumonia

Children's Health, NEWS
At least 183 children have been admitted into intensive care at a hospital in Maiduguri in the last week to be treated for malaria and pneumonia. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF or Doctors Without Borders) which runs the 30-bed Paediatric Hospital in Gwange says the facility is “full that medical teams have been left with no option but to have children share beds.” It said the resort is “highly unusual and demonstrates the severity of the situation.” Many children require oxygen and support to breathe, prompting MSF to expand the facility to 48 beds. Medical teams have been treating up to 70 children in intensive care at one time, the highest number of patients ever treated in the ward since the facility opened. The numbers have risen in the last seven days as the rains leaves hundreds