40% recovered patients reporting post-Covid symptoms: Survey

The Kashmir Walla needs you, urgently. Only you can do it.

The Kashmir Walla plans to extensively and honestly cover — break, report, and analyze — everything that matters to you. You can help us.

Most Read This Week

With decline in COVID-19 cases in India, people who have recovered from the COVID-19 infection are reporting acute post-Covid symptoms.

Quoting a survey by Hyderabad’s AIG hospitals India Today reported that over 40 percent of Covid-recovered individuals are still experiencing symptoms including weakness and tiredness.

As per the report, the AIG Hospitals conducted a study to better grasp the actual picture of post-Covid disease in the country’s over three crore recovered patients.

More than 40% of Covid-recovered patients had post-Covid problems, with many patients additionally reporting novel symptoms such as sleeplessness and neuropsychiatric difficulties.

Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, Chairman of AIG Hospitals, said, as per India Today, “We were seeing many such post-Covid patients in our hospital, but this survey gave us the true picture of this Post-Covid Syndrome. If this is an indication to go by, then we are looking at over 1 crore people in India who have recovered from Covid-19 but are still having certain symptoms.”

Reddy further added that “We also asked in our survey about the usage of steroids in these patients during their Covid-19 treatment and found out that 74 per cent hospitalized patients received steroids but 34 percent required oxygen. We believe there is some correlation between irrational use of steroids and post-Covid complications because as per the guidelines we are supposed to give steroids to only those Covid patients who require oxygen. Further research will be required to ascertain the steroids.”

Choose a plan as per your location

Latest News

Pulitzer-winning journalist Sanna Mattoo stopped from traveling abroad

Sanna Irshad Mattoo, an award winning Kashmiri photojournalist, was stopped by immigration authorities at Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi...

More Articles Like This