The Ministry of Health on Sunday issued a set of guidelines for patients who have recovered from coronavirus. The Centre said regular intake of warm water, moderate exercise and having Ayush ministry-prescribed immunity booster medicines like Ayush Kwath, Mulethi powder, and Chyawanprash can be helpful in faster full recovery among COVID-19 patients.
The use of Chyawanprash in the morning (1 teaspoonful) with lukewarm water or milk is highly recommended, under the direction of registered Ayurveda physician, the Ministry of AYUSH said. It added Chyawanprash consumption is believed to be effective in the post-recovery period.
"COVID-19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus is relatively a new disease, with fresh information being known on a dynamic basis about the natural history of the disease, especially in terms of post-recovery events," the ministry said.
After acute COVID-19 illness, recovered patients may continue to report a wide variety of signs and symptoms including fatigue, body ache, cough, sore throat, difficulty in breathing, etc. "As of now there is limited evidence of post-COVID sequelae and further research is required and is being actively pursued," said the ministry.
Here are the post-COVID follow-up protocol guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.
At the individual level:
At the level of community:
In the healthcare facility setting:
The first follow-up visit should be in 7 days after discharge.
Subsequent treatment should be with the nearest qualified allopathic/AYUSH practitioner/medical facility of other systems of medicine. Poly-therapy should be avoided due to the potential for unknown drug-drug interaction.
The patients who had undergone home isolation, if they complain of persisting symptoms, should visit the nearest health facility.
Immunity promoting AYUSH medicine (to be prescribed by practitioners only):
Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 case tally continues to rise at an unprecedented pace and has touched 47,54,357, including 78,586 deaths. However, the health ministry has said India's COVID-19 recoveries have also witnessed a steep exponential rise -- from 50,000 in May to over 36 lakhs in September, which means around 70,000 recoveries on an average were reported every day. Recoveries are nearly 3.8 times the active cases and under 1/4 of the total coronavirus cases reported so far, the government says.
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