Apollo Hospitals launches clinics for Covid recovered patients
The Apollo Hospitals Group recently launched post-COVID Recovery Clinics across the Hospital network. The 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. People of Bhubaneswar are also glad as they will get same facility in Apollo hospital, Bhubaneswar.
As per the sources, 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.
Over 50 per cent of COVID patients suffer from problems that include breathlessness, chest pain, heart issues, joint pains, vision problems and memory loss months after contracting the Coronavirus.
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.
Sudhir M Diggikar, Regional CEO, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh said, “Many patients who have recovered from COVID-19 at our hospitals have been contacting us for symptoms that they are having. To address these health issues faced by patients who have recovered from COVID-19, we have taken the initiative to start the Post-COVID Recovery Clinics. Such post covid recovery clinics are getting launched across the country by Apollo Group Hospital Enterprise Limited. These exclusive clinics for post-COVID care will help patients to connect to the specialised care that they need. We have laid down the guidelines and have trained the clinicians to ensure that patients get proper treatment. The clinics will help patients recover completely from the consequences of COVID-19 and return to living life as before COVID.”
The hospital group said that post-COVID Recovery Clinics will initially be launched in Apollo Hospitals treating COVID in Chennai, Madurai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mysore, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Indore, Lucknow, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, and will be manned by a dedicated team consisting of a family physician assisted by a nurse.