How can parents protect their children from COVID-19?

According to Dr R Kishore Kumar, Founder of hospital chain Cloudnine, the most important precaution is getting vaccinated.
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The fear of a third wave of COVID-19 hitting the country looms large. People across the country are now wondering how dangerous it will be, particularly for children and teenagers.

According to Dr R Kishore Kumar, Founder of hospital chain Cloudnine, the most important precaution is getting vaccinated.

"We need to vaccinate everybody because children will catch the disease only if adults get the disease. So, if adults can behave responsibly, wear proper masks when outside, wash hands at regular intervals, and maintain social distancing, children won’t get infected," he adds.

An internationally acclaimed neonatologist, Dr Kishore has worked across four continents and founded Cloudnine in 2007 to provide high-quality child and maternity healthcare in India, on par with international standards.

In conversation with YourStory Founder and CEO Shradha Sharma, Dr Kishore talked about

  • myths surrounding the third wave 
  • precautions parents can take to prevent the spread of coronavirus 
  • difference between normal flu and COVID-19 
  • pregnant women and vaccine  
  • India’s pediatric infrastructure

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Before you go, stay inspired with… 

“We need to vaccinate everybody because children will catch the disease only if adults get the disease.”

Dr R Kishore Kumar, Founder, Cloudnine Hospitals


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