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Apollo Hospitals Guwahati Launches Post-COVID Recovery Clinic

G Plus News | October 20, 2020 11:28 hrs

GUWAHATI: Apollo Hospitals, Guwahati announced the launch of Post-COVID Recovery Clinics on Monday, October 19.

The Post-COVID Recovery Clinics will address the rising number of patients who have recovered from COVID but are suffering from the mid and long-term persistent effects of the infection, stated Apollo Hospitals in a press release.

It should be mentioned that over 50% of COVID patients suffer from problems that include breathlessness, chest pain an
d heart issues, joint pains, vision problems, and memory loss months after contracting the novel coronavirus.

The Post-COVID Recovery Clinics will be manned by a team of specialists including neurologists and immunologists to help patients deal with the aftermath of COVID-19 and restore them to health.

“These exclusive clinics for post-COVID care will help patients to connect to the specialized care that they need. We have laid down the guidelines and have trained the clinicians to ensure that patients get the correct treatment. The clinics will help patients recover completely from the consequences of COVID-19 and return to living life as before COVID,” expressed Dr. Sadhan B Das, Head, Department of Internal Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Guwahati.

COVID-19 impacts almost all the vital organs in the body. Apart from acute events like stroke and myocardial infarction, chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension are part of the post-COVID syndrome. A number of sudden deaths in post-COVID patients have been reported and most of these are attributed to acute cardiac events.

Dr. Kripesh Ranjan Sarmah, Consultant, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Guwahati said, “COVID-19 attacks not just the lungs but other organs in the body and leaves behind lingering health issues. Some of the manifestations occur weeks and months after the treatment for acute phase is completed and patient has recovered and impact the well-being of individuals beyond the acute phase. While longer-term problems are more common among patients who have been hospitalized, even patients who have recovered from a mild case can suffer from the prolonged effects of the virus. Some of the long-term effects may be severe and disabling in nature. This specialized clinic will enable us to monitor symptoms of patients on an ongoing basis and delivery timely medical attention.”

In Guwahati, the Post-COVID Recovery Clinic will be conducted at the Apollo Hospitals GS Road & Apollo Medical Centre, Shubham Buildwell, RG Baruah Road.

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