It’s bad that the government is doing the same thing that it did in 2021. Some 32 well-known doctors from India and abroad have written to the federal and state governments to say that “inappropriate” diagnostic methods and medications are being used to deal with the current wave of coronavirus.
In a letter, the doctors warned that “wanton use of drugs” can be bad, like in the first two waves of the pandemic, news agency PTI said.
Even tho there is a lot of evidence and the delta wave killed a lot of people, we see the same mistakes being made again in 2022 when COVID-19 is being treated in the clinic. We want you to do something to stop the use of medicines and tests that aren’t right for treating COVID-19. ” The letter was read.
It said that “the vast majority of patients” who are not ill or have mild symptoms will not need to take any medicine.
Most prescriptions we have looked at in the last two weeks have several COVID-19 kits and cocktails in them. The prescribing of vitamin combinations, azithromycin, doxycycline, hydroxychloroquine, favipiravir, and ivermectin for COVID-19 is an irrational way to treat the disease; “a lot of stress was put on by the doctors.”
It was said that fungal infections like mucormycosis in India and aspergillosis in Brazil were caused by people taking the wrong medicines.
According to the doctors, most COVID-19 patients will not need any more tests after they have a positive rapid antigen or PCR test. In some cases, they will need to keep an eye on their oxygen levels at home.
The Omicron variant can even get into people who have had the disease before or who have been vaccinated, but the “mortality” of these people will be lower, they said.
CT scans and a battery of lab tests like d-dimer and IL-6 are still routinely prescribed by practitioners across the country in asymptomatic and mild cases, putting a strain on families’ budgets, the experts said.
Some people go to the hospital “without clinical justification,” which adds to the stress and also means that non-COVID patients don’t get hospital beds when they need them.
Doctors have asked the government and medical groups to stop these kinds of things from taking place.
Some of the doctors who signed the letter were from Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai, Dr Cyriac Abby Phillips from the Liver Institute at Rajagiri Hospital in Kerala, Dr Rajani Bhat from Bengaluru, and Dr Bharat Gopal from Delhi.
Indian-born doctors who live in the United States and Canada are also part of the group.
A lot of people in the country have been getting coronavirus and omicron infections, and this comes as a lot of people are getting them.
On Friday, the Union Health Ministry said that home isolation for COVID patients will be over after seven days if they don’t have a fever for three consecutive days. After that, there won’t be any more tests.