The Ibage Health Secretariat announces Cause of death of nine-month-old baby to be investigatedregistered at a private clinic in the capital on Monday last holiday.
The agency reported that Minor admitted to care center with apparent symptoms of malnutrition. After receiving medical attention, his death was reported.
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“The child, whose initials were ADHS, was less than nine months old, died in the IPS in the city of Ibague on Monday, August 21 this year, The situation being investigated by the competent authoritysaid City Health Director Martha Liliana Ospina.
According to the official, initial investigations revealed that, in addition to presumed signs of malnutrition, This little baby has been diagnosed with coronavirus OC43It is thought to be one of the culprits behind the common cold, which can cause major infections like pneumonia.
“It has been established that the patient is clearly With diagnostic impressions such as malnutrition and coronavirus OC43, In this IPS, it is being approached in an interdisciplinary way”, adds Ospina.
Authorities are awaiting autopsy results and a report from the Public Health System (Sivigila), aiming to Execute the corresponding analysis unit to determine the cause of death. The study was conducted on children under the age of five.
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It is worth mentioning that, according to the data of the Health Supervision Bureau, by 2023, there will be more than 200 cases of acute, moderate and severe malnutrition in children under five years old. Combined with cases from this year and 2022, the number of reported cases has exceeded 560.