For patients ‘cured’ of Covid-19, many of whom have battled long stretches in ICUs and on ventilators to make it home, the actual toll of the disease is only now becoming clearer. It’s the same trend across hospitals — a patient is treated for Covid-19, they are declared clear of the virus and discharged, but days or weeks later they are wheeled in again with a coronavirus-spawned complication. And the ailments can range from fatigue, shortness of breath to a more severe “crippled” lungs, blood clots and even strokes, according to doctors in several cities that TOI spoke to.
This has prompted hospitals to increasingly institutionalise their role as companions in this challenging journey through opening dedicated clinics that provide post-Covid care to creating special WhatsApp groups that bring together doctors and patients.
Source - Times Of India