Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

Covid-19: Ministry of Health issued new guidelines amid increasing cases of corona, be careful in taking antibiotics

Publish Date: | Sun, 19 Mar 2023 10:10 PM (IST)

Health Ministry Guidelines: In view of the increasing cases of Kovid-19 in the country, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued revised guidelines for its treatment in adults. According to this guideline, antibiotics should not be used unless it is believed to be a bacterial infection. Also, it should be noted that there is no other viral infection along with Covid-19. The new guidelines clearly state that corticosteroids should not be given to patients with mild symptoms.

How to defend?

As per the revised Covid-19 guidelines, people should take care of physical distancing, use of indoor masks, hand hygiene, temperature and oxygen saturation monitoring etc. On the other hand, if the situation is serious, immediately consult a doctor. Especially difficulty in breathing, high fever, severe cough or which lasts for more than 5 days. So immediately consult a doctor. Also, understanding its seriousness, do not take any kind of risk in such cases. In this, doctors have been advised to consider giving remdesivir (200 mg IV OD on the first day and then 100 mg IV OD for the next 4 days) for 5 days after high fever or severe symptoms.

Cases are increasing

For the past few months, India had almost eliminated Covid-19 cases. But in the last few weeks, some parts of the country have seen a significant increase. A total of 2,082 cases were reported in the week ending March 8, 2023, which increased to 3,264 cases in the week ending March 15. States from where more cases of infection are coming, they need to pay special attention to the areas of spread of Kovid-19, so that it does not spread to other areas.

For example, in Gujarat, the number of corona cases increased from 105 in the week ending March 8, 2023 to 279 in the week ending March 15. Thus the state has recorded an infection rate of 1.11 per cent, which is higher than the country. India’s positivity rate during this period is 0.61 percent.

Posted By: Shailendra Kumar


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