Post-Covid issues need to be addressed: AIIMS chief | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Even as Covid-19 cases have once again started declining and recovery rate is improving, there is post-Covid sequelae (after-effect of a disease) that needs to be addressed, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said, highlighting opportunities for post-Covid care clinics and rehabilitation centres to come up for attending such issues.
Pointing at symptoms that are seen in people who have recovered from Covid-19, Guleria said: “If the symptoms are seen for 4-12 weeks, it is called ongoing symptomatic Covid or post-acute Covid syndrome. If the symptoms are seen for more than 12 weeks, it is called post-Covid syndrome orlong Covid and that needs treatment too.”
Common symptoms are breathing difficulties, cough, tightness in chest, anxiety and high pulse rate. These symptoms can remain because of the body’s immune response to inflammation.
“There is also chronic fatigue syndrome and it needs symptomatic treatment. Another is brain fog when people who have recovered from Covid have difficulty in concentrating and find it difficult to work and they also suffer from insomnia and depression,” Dr Guleria said.
Experts say that while several people are still reporting such issues after recovering from Covid-19, all these require rehabilitation through multi-disciplinary post-Covid clinics.





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