Goa: 20% of TB hosp beds occupied by post-Covid cases – ET HealthWorld
About 20% of the hospital’s beds have been occupied by patients having post-covid respiratory complications, head of pulmonary medicine, GMC, Dr Durga Lawande said.
The hospital has 80-beds. It also caters to non-Covid diseases such as tuberculosis, multi-drug resistant TB, Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and many other types of respiratory illnesses.
“Obviously, there has been a rise in patients needing treatment after their recovery and we treat them so that they don’t develop post-Covid lung complications or fibrosis. Many of the beds are getting filled with such patients,” Lawande said.
Patients who had severe Covid-19 pneumonia and were on ventilators will mostly require further hospitalisation to cut their risk of going into post-Covid respiratory complications, she said.
If not treated in time such patients face a huge risk of developing lung fibrosis, which is a permanent disability and leaves patients incapable of carrying out their normal routine. But most patients respond well to the treatment.
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