With the district was battling scourge of the second wave of Covid pandemic and witnessing catastrophic surge in Covid cases, the Sanjivani Group in association with Ludhiana administration in Tuesday took to social media to dispel misinformation,surrounding contagion and throw light on helpline numbers, home isolation and other to contain pandemic.
The experts emphasised proning at home for Covid-19 patients with breathing discomfort which would help to improve oxygen level but would also reduce load on administration in arranging life saving gas.In a Facebook Live session by Sanjivani Group on DPRO official page, renowned cardiologist Dr Bishav Mohan, who as moderator asked the questions on the behalf of residents to the expert Dr Rajesh Mahajan and RTA secretary Sandeep Singh Garha from administration's side for arrangements of Covid patients.
Dr Rajesh Mahajan said that those Covid patients who have mild symptoms, do need CT scan after they were already undergone RTPCR test. He added that they could take multivitamin, vitamin C and simple crocin tablets during their quarantine period with strict monitoring of oxygen level not below 95.
He told that the people must continue to maintain wearing of masks, social distancing and hand hygiene to break transmission chain.Answering the query of Covid patient, Dr Mahajan told him to cover facemask even at homes to curtail the spread and any who has recovered from Covid, must wait for four weeks for getting Covid jab.Dr Mahajan also spoke about proning to improve oxygen levels to above 95. He added that lying face down was known as proning which was a medically accepted position to improve comfort and oxygenation. He told that if the oxygen level drops below 94, a patient in home isolation must lie on their belly as the position improves ventilation.Expert also told that the home isolation patients must practice proning by learning correct way from their doctors.Meanehile, RTA Secretary Sandeep Garha told that administration was adoping an effective mechanism for home isolated patients. He added that the department's staff members call daily them to inquire their health status including oxygen levels, fever, cough or other symptoms so that in case of anyone develop serious issues, they could be shifted to nearby health centres.He told that people could reach to administration on helpline numbers for beds ( 6284912553), for oxygen (7837018500 and 0161-2421091), (9814718704) and (6284531852) for any kind of psychological helpfor Covid patients and state health helpline 104.