Children with long Covid have been “dismissed and ignored” by those supposed to support them, the Scottish Covid Inquiry has heard.

Long Covid Kids said the Scottish government and public health bodies had not done enough to help families and children had suffered as a result.

Ms Goss, whose daughter is bedbound after Covid, said an estimated 10,000 children had long Covid. She said that was based on figures from the Office for National Statistics.

However, a failure to gather data meant “we have no idea” exactly how many children were affected but she believed paediatric long Covid was under-reported within the NHS.

Getting these chronically ill children the treatment and support they needed was “an absolute battle every single day” for parents, she said.

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