In view of the possible third wave of Coronavirus infection, BMC has conducted sero survey on children in Mumbai. According to BMC, this survey has revealed that 51.18 percent of children in the age group of 1 to 18 years in Mumbai have antibodies to fight corona infection.
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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) 2,176 samples were examined. The BMC has issued a release stating that the survey conducted by it-run BYL Nair Hospital and Kasturba Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (KMDL) revealed that the child population was expected to be disproportionately affected in the third Covid-19. Keeping this in mind, Municipal Commissioner S Chahal and Additional Municipal Commissioner (Western Suburban) Suresh Kakani had directed to conduct sero survey of the child population during the second wave itself in Mumbai.
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This sero survey was conducted from April 1, 2021 to June 15, 2021, as directed. The sero survey was jointly conducted by BYL Nair Hospital and Kasturba Molecular Laboratory. These blood samples were made available from the samples received in laboratories for various medical tests and taken from public and private laboratories to Kasturba Molecular Laboratory.”
For this, in 24 wards of Mumbai, a total of 2,176 blood samples were collected from pathology laboratories, including 1,283 from BMC’s Aapli Medical network and Nair Hospital, and 893 from the network of two private laboratories.