Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai launches post-COVID recovery clinics
Clinics will help patients who have recovered from COVID-19, but are suffering from persistent effects
Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai announced the launch of post-COVID recovery clinics to address the rising number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19, but are suffering from the mid and long term persistent effects of the infection.
Over 40 per cent of COVID patients suffer from problems that include breathlessness, chest pain and heart issues, joint pains, neurological problems, for months after contracting the novel coronavirus. The Post-COVID Recovery Clinics will be manned by a team of specialists to help patients deal with the aftermath of COVID-19 and restore them to health.
Santosh Marathe, COO and Unit Head, Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai said, “Before COVID-19, we were already facing a tsunami of non-communicable diseases and that challenge is further aggravated by the current pandemic. The post-COVID syndrome is adding to this disease load and if not addressed with a special focus will lead to an increase in larger health issues of chronically ill individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.”
He revealed the hospital had already seen around 250 COVID-19 recovered patients in the OPD who complained about difficulties post COVID recovery which is why these specialised clinics will address acute components of the post-COVID syndrome from progressing further. He also mentioned that apart from offering a convalescent plasma screening and donation programme in collaboration with Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Apollo Hospitals offers a patient-focused, comprehensive, tele consult and clinic based programme for COVID treatment.