Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya releases guidelines to help post-Covid management – All you need to know

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  • Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday released a set of modules for proper management of patients who have had the Covid-19 infection, and also provide the right guidance to doctors and health workers to tackle long-term side effects of the infection.
  • “These modules will help in building the capacity of the doctors, nurses, paramedics and community health workers across India to deal with long term effects of Covid,” the Union Health Ministry said in a statement.
  • Mandaviya said that “proactive and comprehensive treatment of Covid is required to ensure minimum side effects and no negative effect of the treatment”.
  • Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar was also present at the event.
  • “We have witnessed the consequences of post-Covid effects in patients due to taking higher doses of steroids like in cases of Mucormycosis. It is important to take medicines, with less or negligible side effects. If we are alert beforehand, it will be fruitful in tackling the future consequences of Covid. The perceptions related to post-Covid that are perpetuating in our society like fears, mental health issues resulting due to Covid are important to be tackled. So, it’s important to understand these post-Covid issues and resolve them. Efforts have been made by the resource persons across the country for the management of these post Covid complications to prepare post Covid sequelae modules. These are very specialised modules prepared by keeping in mind various fields of healthcare professionals,” Mandaviya said.

Training modules for mental health and other issues have also been prepared based on the needs expressed by state health experts, Pawar said.

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