India has more than 320 Lac covid positive patients by 10th of August 2021 with more than 4 lac casualties. Some people estimate that the actual number of positive patients and deaths in India could be 4-5 times of this official figure. The second wave of Coronavirus in the months of April and May saw mad rush for hospital beds, oxygen, Remdesivir and Chest CT Scan. Patients had to run to other cities in order to get admitted. Lots of nursing homes had stopped taking patients due to lack of oxygen and also due to lack of medical manpower. The root of the problem was that many nursing homes run without the facility of a full time physician. During corona times only the Pulmonologists, Critical Care Specialists and the physicians were in demand. Most of the other doctors were sitting idle at home or had quarantined themselves. Senior citizens having co-morbidities like Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, Kidney Disease, Heart Disease etc are highly vulnerable to this disease. Even though most of the patients recover from the disease within 14-28 days, some need to be hospitalized due to the falling oxygen saturation levels. Such patients need to be given oxygen support and ventilator support. Despite the best efforts atleast 2-5% patients have succumbed to the disease. Since the disease primarily affects the lungs and the patients have to be managed either on oxygen support or ventilator, pulmonologists are best suited for taking good care of the patients. The third wave of Corona Virus led by Omicron variant has started declining and this time it has not been that severe, thanks to the vaccination. It is therefore extremely important to wear face mask, avoid crowded places, maintain hand hygiene and get vaccinated at the earliest if not till now.
Some people experience a range of new or ongoing symptoms that can last weeks or months after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Unlike some of the other types of post-COVID conditions that tend only to occur in people who have had severe illness, these symptoms can happen to anyone who has had COVID-19, even if the illness was mild, or if they had no initial symptoms.
Some people who had severe illness with COVID-19 experience multiorgan effects over a longer time with symptoms lasting weeks or months after COVID-19 illness. Multiorgan effects can affect many, if not all, body systems, including heart, lung, kidney, skin, and brain functions. Hospitalizations and severe illnesses for lung-related diseases, including COVID-19, can cause health effects like severe weakness and exhaustion during the recovery period.
Elderly old age group people and people having serious medical conditions such as diabetes, immunodeficiency disorders, cancers or chronic diseases are at the risk of developing post COVID complications. Some common signs and symptoms of post covid complications observed after recovery that include:
Body or Joint Pains
High Blood Sugar
Shortness of Breath
Dry Cough and Chest Pain
Fast Heart Beat
Dr Keerat Kaur Sibia is one of the most qualified and one of the best Pulmonologist and Chest Specialist in Punjab for the treatment of Covid and Post Covid patients at Bahra Hospital, Mohali. The treatment of Covid starts with precaution in the form of mask, social distancing and vaccination. With proper care and post vaccination it is seen that the patients had milder covid symptoms. However patients with co-morbidity need to be careful and should not ignore symptoms like, weakness, breathlesness, fatigue as they may be post covid problems which we call "Long Covid". These symptoms need to be addressed and taken care of by a qualified pulmonologist and lung specialist.
Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.
Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.
Our team of doctors include some of the best medical professionals in the field of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obgyn, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, ENT, Skin, Psychiatry, Dental and Physical Therapy.
Spread over 12 acres campus, this is the biggest hospital in the Tricity. The hospital which currently has 250 beds will be expanded to 1200 beds. Watch this Virtual Tour
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