Tuesday, May 26 2020


Ministry of Health releases COVID-19 aftercare guidance

Update: April, 17/2020 - 10:30
Workers spray sterilising substances in Đông Cứu Village, Dũng Tiến Commune, Thường Tín District in Hà Nội after the 266th COVID-19 patients was confirmed there. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has released guidance on rehabilitation after recovering from a coronavirus infection.

The guidance says COVID-19 patients need to improve their lung function, avoid a physical and mental decline and improve their motor capacity.

After being deemed free of the virus by medical professionals, patients should use various techniques to recover from the damage it has done to their body.

The techniques include different types of breathing practice, how to release sputum and moving with gradually increasing intensity.

The patients should keep space of at least two metres with other people and avoid close contact during their rehab.

Some patients can use guidance videos or leaflets, while others more severely affected should be helped by medical workers after consultation from specialised doctors.  

Patients with lung injuries affecting their respiratory function should have a re-examination after a month and then depending on their recovery, the re-examination should be taken every three months.

Medical workers should gradually adjust exercises, intensity and practice periods to be suitable for the patients’ condition. — VNS

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