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 POST COVID-19 CLINIC

 
 
 
Many COVID-19 patients have complained of a range of short-term and long-term health issues after recovery, including but not limited to:
 
1.      Pulmonary (Lung related) – e.g., breathlessness
 
2.      Cardiac (Heart related) – e.g., heart attack
 
3.      Neuropsychiatric /Psychological – e.g., insomnia, fatigue mood changes, psychosis
 
It has also been widely reported in the medical literature that several COVID-19 survivors are facing  health issues like pulmonary inflammation/fibrosis, accelerated cardiac pathology, weight loss, lack of energy, post event anxiety, stress, sleep disturbance, etc.
 
The post-COVID-19 care clinic is based on three main pivots: clinical assessment, psychological intervention and rehabilitative care, with senior doctors’ multidisciplinary team.
 
Detailed clinical assessment will help in tackling the residual impact of the infection. Physical rehabilitation to assess impact on mobility, exercise tolerance and muscle weakness. Psychological evaluation will also play a big role in addressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These key areas of focus will help understand, diagnose and treat the long- and short-term implications of COVID-19, post recovery.
 
Patients will also be assessed for Lung fitness and Pulmonary Fibrosis, especially amongst those who have had complicated recoveries in the ICU. Those with pre-existing conditions such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, etc. will be evaluated to gauge the seriousness of the disease before, and after contracting COVID-19. This focused effort will help COVID-19 survivors who experience generalized weakness & lethargy, pain in the limbs, and those facing difficulty in recovering Lung capacity.
 
These services are available to all COVID survivors regardless of whether they had been in home quarantine or admitted to a COVID ward etc.
 
The post-COVID-19 care clinic objective is to help rehabilitate patients who have beaten COVID 19; back into their normal daily lives, by providing timely assessment and intervention treatment & therapy to enable complete recovery.
 
 
 
The clinic aims to identify and treat short term after effects and prevent or minimize the long term after-effects with comprehensive evaluation and continuous assessment by the specialist multidisciplinary team.
 
 
 
MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM:
 
Our unique integrated multidisciplinary team helps achieve treatment goals by providing optimal and well-rounded care for our patients and their families. The team comprises of:
 
Clinical Associate & Chief clinical Coordinator - Dr. Sushma Sanghvi
 
Post Covid-19  Physicians:
 
1.                  Dr. Shalini Suralkar
 
2.                  Dr.Vimal Pahuja
 
3.                  Dr. Neeraj Tulara
 
Chest Physicians:
 
4.                  Dr. Swapnil Mehta
 
5.                  Dr. Sajit Babu
 
6.                  Dr. Maheema Bhaskar
 
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Physiotherapist - Dr. Nithya Menon
 
THE PROGRAMME:
 
The Post Covid-19 care clinic program will have:
 
·         clinical assessment and specialist doctor consultation
 
·         laboratory & diagnostic test
 
·         psychological evaluation (QOL)
 
SERVICES AVAILABLE:
 
1.      Comprehensive Clinical assessment, evaluation and treatment of short term and long term health issues in COVID-19 survivors.
 
2.      A complete pathology and radiology work up including but not limited to Complete blood count, C-reactive protein, HbA1C, Fasting blood sugar, Post prandial blood sugar, Serum Ferritin, D-Dimer, Kidney profile, Liver function test, Pulmonary Function test, X-Ray Chest, HRCT chest, ECG,2 D Echo.
 
3.      Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program under the guidance of a trained physiotherapist  and Nutrition counseling by a qualified Nutritionist
 
4.      Regular follow up with the Post Covid-19 multidisciplinary team.
 
Benefits
 
The post-COVID-19 care clinic objective is to help rehabilitate patients who have beaten COVID 19; back into their normal daily lives, by providing timely assessment and intervention treatment & therapy to enable complete recovery.
 
PULMONARY REHABILITATION:
 
·         improves exercise tolerance,
 
·         improves muscle strength (peripheral and respiratory)
 
·         improves physical activity
 
·         improves health-related quality of life 
 
·         reduces exacerbations in patients
 
BREATHING EXERCISES:
 
·         Improves and redistributes ventilation
 
·         Increases effectiveness of Cough mechanism and helps in airway clearance
 
·         Improves the strength, endurance and coordination of breathing muscles
 
·         Maintains or improves chest and thoracic spine mobility
 
·         Corrects abnormal and inefficient breathing pattern thereby reducing work of breathing
 
·         Promotes relaxation
 
·         The coordination in these exercises teach the patient how to deal with an episode of breathlessness
 
·         Improves patient’s functional capacity for performing activities of daily living and return to occupational and recreational activities
 
Location:
 
8th Floor, Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai
 
 Consultation Days & Time:
 
Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays: 11 AM to 1:30 PM
 
For appointments contact:
 
022 – 25763500 / 25763012
 
For any queries the patients can contact Dr Sushma Sanghvi on 022 25763012 / 9326183066