Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 4

Covid Screening Analysis - A Report of First Wave in Himachal Pradesh Medical College

Harjitpal Singh*, Ravinder Kaur, Sanjay Kumar, Anil Kumar Verma and Suman Yadav

Department of ENT, Dr Radhakrishnan Govt Medical College, Hamirpur, India

*Corresponding Author: Harjitpal Singh, Department of ENT, Dr Radhakrishnan Govt Medical College, Hamirpur, India.

Received: March 14, 2022; Published: March 28, 2022

Abstract

Background: Covid-19 when started in India in early 2020, the medical fraternity in our country was not well versed with the new disease and its management. Study was done to ascertain importance of various measures for diagnosis of this new disease.

Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted using thermal screening for  body temperature, influenza like symptoms and history of travel and  contact with covid-19 patient and RT-PCR of patients with positive symptoms in  patients attending OPD services.

Conclusion: Use of thermal screening alone may not be effective in detecting Covid-19 but if it combined with symptomatic screening the sensitivity can be increased and it can be used as a tool to decrease transmission in low recourse settings.

Keywords: Covid-19; Thermal Screening; RT-PCR

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Citation

Citation: Harjitpal Singh., et al. “Covid Screening Analysis - A Report of First Wave in Himachal Pradesh Medical College".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.4 (2022): 66-69.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Harjitpal Singh., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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