Survivors of Covid-19 may suffer lung damage – Dr Donkor.
The Chief Executive Officer of Noble Trust Hospital, Dr. George Donkor says people who are able to survive Covid-19 may end up suffering from Lung damages some years to come.
Dr. Donkor said the approach being used is to treat patients is not broad.
Speaking to Rainbow Radio, the testing is not enough because the health professionals forget to check the lungs and the chest.
He then advised that an examination of the lungs through a pictorial diagnosis such as X-ray, CT scan and MRI of the chest should be done.
“The x-ray will be able to tell if the lungs have some form of inflammation but it seems people are focusing on only the blood test and not the lungs. If we do not do proper diagnosis and follow-up treatment, a time will where we will have a chunk of people suffering from lung-related diseases which will cause a lot of havoc in our health delivery system. This is what I want Ghanaians to understand. If you recover from the coronavirus, you have to regularly have an examination of your lungs and the chest to ensure they are not infected. If they are infected or have scar tissues building up within, they would cause problems. With lung problems, you will suffer severe breath issues, fatigue, and other serious health implications.”