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Mandaviya releases Post COVID sequelae modules

Mandaviya releases Post COVID sequelae modules

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya released Post COVID sequelae modules on Thursday.
According to the ministry, these modules will help in building the capacity of the doctors, nurses, paramedics and community health workers across India to deal with the long term effects of COVID-19.
Mandaviya said that proactive and comprehensive treatment of COVID is required to ensure minimum side effects and no negative effects of the treatment.
“We have witnessed the consequences of Post-COVID effect in patients due to taking higher doses of steroids like cases of Mucormycosis. It is important to take medicines, with fewer or negligible side effects. If we are alert beforehand, it will be fruitful in tackling the future consequences of COVID. The perceptions related to Post-COVID that are perpetuating in our society like fears, mental health issues resulting due to COVID are important to be tackled."
"So, it’s important to understand these Post-COVID issues and resolve them. Efforts have been made by resource persons across the country for the management of these post-COVID complications to prepare post COVID sequelae modules. These are very specialized modules prepared by keeping in mind various fields of Healthcare Professionals,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar emphasized the need to tackle mental health issues and to reach the last mile.
“This pandemic has put an unprecedented challenge on our Health and Health Care System. Mental Health Care is a big challenge for a country with such a large population. We need to build our capacity to tackle this challenge of mental health. If the Frontline workers are equipped with proper knowledge and training, they can become a valuable resource in this fight against these post-COVID challenges."
"When we are trying to equip ourselves to fight against post-COVID consequences, it’s also important to take these to the last mile. The training modules for mental health and other issues have been prepared based on the needs expressed by state health experts,” she added.
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