Lengthy Covid in kids ‘not recognised’, says Milton Keynes mum

A mother-of-five whose kids are believed to be struggling the long-term results of coronavirus says she needs the situation to be absolutely recognised senior docs.

Charlie Mountford-Hill, 37, from Milton Keynes, suspects the entire household caught Covid-19 final March earlier than wider testing for the virus was obtainable. They proceed to expertise signs together with shortness of breath and bruising.

She mentioned a “huge breakthrough” got here not too long ago when a brand new advisor recognized her son Indy with “lengthy Covid”. Nonetheless, she informed an All-Occasion Parliamentary Group not sufficient was being completed to assist her and different households, with a lord calling it a “nationwide scandal”.

“I have a look at all of my kids and none of them are the identical kids that had been earlier than we bought sick, in March,” she informed the group.

The Division for Well being and Social Care mentioned it was working with scientists to enhance the understanding of lengthy Covid and had opened new specialist clinics.

For those who want recommendation on coronavirus in kids, go to the NHS web site.

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