Patients lack follow-up and care, and most patients suffer from post-covid syndrome
Mexico City- Experts warn that in the country, patients with severe Covid-19 have experienced critical conditions and discharged from the hospital, lack of follow-up and care, and most patients suffer from post-Covid syndrome.
They warned that although most people have suffered sequelae, the rehabilitation area is closed and there are not enough professionals.
José Elizalde, head of pulmonology at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition in the United States, warned that patients were discharged from the hospital using very common prescriptions and measures. Some also used oxygen, but no follow-up consultation was arranged. .
“They were not told:’They will be back in a week, a month or three months.”
He pointed out that in weak health systems such as Mexico, there is insufficient space for postpartum care services, which will be more expensive in the medium and long term.
“So far, there are no good follow-up measures for patients who have been discharged from the hospital and saved lives. Many patients have not been followed up due to their inability. Who will follow them, what resources, and where? If where are all the beds? Experts warn. Said that people are focusing their attention on the active cases of the epidemic.
After discharge from the hospital, patients who are in critical condition and suffer from the syndrome report lack of strength in limbs and air, fatigue, pain, changes in movement and concentration, and anxiety.
Susana Galicia, head of pulmonary rehabilitation at the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER), pointed out that the sequelae of severe Covid-19 patients accounted for 15%.
However, he warned that the rehabilitation department is still closed.
He warned: “The problem is that there are very few rehabilitation centers themselves. If they are closed, they won’t attract attention.”
Although the sooner the recovery starts, the fewer sequelae.
“At INER, we cover all pulmonary, neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation departments, and they can be seen in any rehabilitation department. If we see them at INER, I don’t know why other departments can’t see them.”
He warned that not all patients have respiratory diseases, but the sequelae are neuromuscular diseases that require physical rehabilitation. In the rehabilitation department, they have dealt with these consequences.
He accused: “The point is that because they use the term and then change sex, they naturally don’t want to see it.”
He warned that at the national level, there are fewer than 80 rehabilitation doctors who have received pulmonary rehabilitation training.