Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital sharing inputs in Post-COVID Syndrome
A number of patients have persistent symptoms as a ‘Post COVID syndrome’. These are symptoms like headache, body ache, generalized weakness, alteration of the diabetic status, high pulse rate and so on. Such patients benefit enormously from attending the POST COVID CLINIC. This is a super specialist clinic at the Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, with a Physician, Pulmonologist and chest Physiotherapist in attendance. .
According to Dr. Sujit Chatterjee, CEO of Hiranandani Hospital, “We see continued evidence that a fair number of people with COVID-19 continue to experience the effects of this disease after recovering from the worst of their symptoms or complications for weeks to months.” Just like COVID-19, post-COVID symptoms are also accompanied by as difficulty in breathing, chest and joint pain, disturbed sleep, stress, loss of taste and smell, and brain fog.
Those with symptoms post discharge from the hospital will need to attend the Post COVID Clinic.
Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital has observed proper segregation of the COVID-19 patients when admitted to the hospital. The started from the single point entry called the ‘Fever Clinic’ manned by senior doctors for identifying those who need immediate admission to the Intensive Care Unit and those who may be treated at the ward. Dedicated path called the ‘Red Corridor’ was created with dedicated lift for such patients. All entering the hospital from the ‘single entry’ point were also screened for fever before being permitted inside.
Those who were non COVID also had separate route created and different floor to be admitted to. The hospital’s design elegance permitted that. The ICU was also separate and having bacterial filtered air with appropriate air exchanges. The milieu interior was at a comfortable 25 degrees at all times. All these complemented by a dedicated staff and a team of experienced doctors helped create an environment that made patients feel safe.
During the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital actively treated the COVID-19 positive patients and has also received a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ from the Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra for the valuable contribution for Mumbai.