Second wave of corona is more dangerous for pregnant women, vaccination is necessary: ICMR study

The second wave of the corona virus affected pregnant women and women who had recently given birth to children. Cases with severe symptoms and the death rate were also higher in this wave than in the first wave.

According to a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the second wave of corona virus affected pregnant women and women who had recently given birth to children. Cases with severe symptoms and the death rate were also higher in this wave than in the first wave.

In this study, the cases of pregnant women and women who have given birth were compared during the first and second wave.

According to the study, the cases with symptoms in the second wave were more this time which was 28.7 percent, while in the first wave this figure was up to 14.2 percent. At the same time, the mortality rate in the second wave was 5.7 percent and in the first wave it was only 0.7 percent.

This study was done on a total of 1530 pregnant and giving birth women, out of which 1143 were in the first wave, 387 in the second wave.

The overall mortality rate in the first and second wave was two percent, with most cases of covid pneumonia and breathing difficulties. It is clear from the study that vaccination is very important for this category of women.

Lactating women in India have been advised to take the vaccine, although no guidelines have been issued by the government yet. Brainstorming is going on in the National Technical Advisory Group of Immunization on this issue.

At the same time, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently recommended that pregnant women should be vaccinated if they are at high risk of Kovid and if they have other diseases.

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