Ministry of Health issues new guidelines for post-Covid care

New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS): The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stressed on ayurvedic intervention to manage post-COVID conditions in its latest guidelines issued on Sunday for recovered patients, including use of chyawanprash and AYUSH medicines.

In the guidelines, the Ministry recommended the use of immunity-boosting medicines like Ayush Kwath and Samshamani Vati on a daily basis, for effective recovery from post-COVID health conditions.

"In the clinical practice, chyawanprash is believed to be effective in the post-recovery period," a Ministry advisory said while listing yoga, pranayama and daily walks among the other suggestions.

At the individual level, the Ministry advised people to strictly follow protocols like wearing face masks, washing hands, maintaining social distance, and other respiratory hygiene.

It also suggested involvement in regular household chores, if health permitted. "Professional work should be resumed in a graded manner," the Ministry advisory added.

Stressing the need to self-monitor one's health at home, the Ministry advised recuperating persons to check body temperatures and blood pressure on a regular basis. It also asked them to take oxygen readings on pulse oximeters on the advice of doctors. "Look for early warning signs like high-grade fever, breathlessness, unexplained chest pain, the onset of confusion, and focal weakness," it said.

At the community level, the Ministry advised for the spread of awareness by recuperating persons about coronavirus by sharing experiences with friends and relatives and through social media. "The sharing of these experiences on the social media will help create public awareness, dispel myths, and stigma," the advisory read.

Besides, the Ministry advised for mental health support, if needed. "Seek psycho-social support from peers, community health workers, and counsellor. If required, seek mental health support service. Take the support of community-based self-help groups, civil society organisations, and qualified professionals for the recovery and rehabilitation process (medical, social, occupational, livelihood)," it said.




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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    first they said all these chyavan prash etc. etc. are preventive immunity against corona which apparently did not help... now they talk of using the same paraphernalia for post-covid immunity...

    AYUSH minister himself fell seriously ill and AIIMS specialists had to bail him out...

    Bad fortune of common man that these are people at helm...

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  • Meri Bakwas Suno, Dubai

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Should we clap for 1 minute for Ministry of health when the count reaches 1 lakh per day.

    78000 deaths and counting.

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  • Sethu Madhavan, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    This is a pandemic and the whole humanity need to stand in unity to fight and survive. But few people are behaving like vultures at war front, to celebrate every fallen body. Incredible....!

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  • Walter, MANGALURU

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Only talks in front of TV Channels, doing nothing.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    First try to control the Pandemic ...

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    They are only talking and talking but doing nothing about anything.

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