Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today released the National Comprehensive Guidelines on post-COVID management to give guidance on long-term health issues.
In a series of tweets he said that this will help health workers prepare for post-COVID health complications in advance and give suitable treatment to patients.
He said this is the first such series of seven modules released in India, providing extensive guidelines for medical fraternity. This includes a module for healthcare providers to deal with mental health, which is of utmost importance.
Expressing his happiness on the release of the guidelines, the Health Minister said that these have been prepared to provide guidance to doctors and health care workers to deal with the issue of long term effects of COVID. He said that proactive and comprehensive treatment of COVID is required to ensure minimum side effects and no negative effect of the treatment.
He further added that the consequences of post-COVID effect in patients have been witnessed due to taking higher doses of steroids like cases of Mucormycosis. He stressed that it is important to take medicines, with less or negligible side effects.