Govindarajugari Supritha Bai1* and Suresh Kishanrao2
1BPT, (MPH), Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University, India
2Public Health Consultant & Visiting Professor-MPH, India
*Corresponding Author: Govindarajugari Supritha Bai, BPT, (MPH), Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University, India.
Received: July 26, 2021; Published: August 23, 2021
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory tract infection caused by a newly emergent coronavirus, called SARC Covid-19. The first 3 cases of COVID-19 in India were reported in the towns of Thrissur, Alappuzha, and Kasaragod, of Kerala, among Indian medical students who had returned from Wuhan. Lockdown was announced in Kerala on 23rd March and subsequently in the rest of the country. COVID-19 had a detrimental impact on urban population initially, as the virus has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. The second phase of COVID-19 since April 2021 has been having devasting effects both in cities and spreading in rural area. Major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, and Bengaluru, faced a lot of problem as they had run around for hospital beds, drugs, oxygen etc. This was the time every health facility in the cities was roped in the management of cases. I report here a case of a 40 years, railway employee, male diabetic, and obese reporting to a Railway hospital, with the complaints of severe body pain, headache, weakness, sore throat, and breathlessness for 7 days. He tested positive for RT-PCR for corona virus disease. In the first week he had mild symptoms, but in the second week his temperature and breathlessness became severe, compelled him to seek consultation and he was admitted in hospital. Being an employee of the railways, living in the railway quarters is entitled for free treatment, therefore he sought the care there. Railway hospitals provide safe and scientific health services to maximum number of our fellow citizen. He was kept under ventilator and given oxygen, oral medications like Oseltamivir 75 mg twice daily for two days, aziwok 500 mg once a day for five days and HCQS 400 mg twice daily for one day and 200 mg twice a day for four days and for comorbidity of diabetes was given metformin 500 mg twice a day, gluformin 1 mg twice a day, teneligliptin 20 mg once a day (taking in the last 6 months) and with good diet. After 5 days he was weaned off the ventilator and then shifted to general ward and after few days he was discharged and advised for follow-up. At home he followed regular medications, physical activities and followed low carb diet for diabetes and recovered from COVID-19 and is currently normally since 20th April 2021. He has long term post COVID symptoms like body pains and tiredness even after 6 weeks now.
Keywords: COVID-19; Diabetes; RT-PCR; Obesity; Railway Hospital
Citation: Govindarajugari Supritha Bai and Suresh Kishanrao. “Railway Hospital Rises to the Occasion: A High Risk Moderately Severe Covid 19 Case Managed". Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.9 (2021): 44-47.
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