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Overview

COVID-19 spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It enters the body via nose, mouth and eyes. Each virus-laden droplet can travel up to two meters.

How to reduce transmission

  • Stay home , especially if you are above 60 years or below 5 years of age, or have comorbidities
  • Wear a mask at all times when outdoors
  • Social distancing - when out of doors, keep a distance of at least 6 ft from others
  • Wash your hands and face at regular intervals with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean frequently-touched surfaces with disinfectant regularly
  • Avoid closed crowded spaces with central air-condition like offices, malls, etc. with inadequate fresh air
  • Avoid contact with sick individuals
  • Seek medical advice as soon as symptoms appear

COVID Care @Home

Aster COVID Care has been expertly designed to provide trusted, high quality, personalized and professional COVID care services at home.

  • COVID screening consultation
  • Daily routine consultation
  • Rapid antigen test
  • Medicine delivery at doorstep
  • Emergency teleconsultation
  • Home care kit

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COVID Care @ Hospital

We provide:

  • First line treatment
  • Centre for mild/ asymptomatic patients
  • COVID wards
  • COVID ICU beds with ventilators
  • COVID emergency care.

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Post COVID Care & Packages

If you are recovering from COVID 19 or have returned home from the hospital, you will face smaller battles every day until you get back to your routine life.

Symptoms after COVID-19:

  • Low energy levels and early fatigue
  • Difficulty in breathing, becoming breathless with even a little bit of physical activity
  • Chest Congestion & excessive phlegm
  • Cough with phlegm
  • Loss of appetite & altered taste
  • Headaches
  • Lack of concentration
  • Anxiety
  • Fear Insomnia

People with serious complications need ICU care and ventilator support for breathing, which can take a toll on their physical as well as mental health in the longer run. In many cases, they may need breathing assistance a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) ventilator at home for the oxygen support required.

Package @3300

  • COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC)
  • C - REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP)
  • SGOT
  • SGPT
  • SERUM - CREATININE
  • WALK TEST - 6 MINUTES
  • Chest X ray
  • ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY (ECG)
  • Reversible PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST
  • Physician Consultation
  • Pulmonology Consultation
  • Complimentary Lunch

Package @4900

  • COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC)
  • C - REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP)
  • D-DIMERS
  • SERUM - FERRITIN
  • SGOT
  • SGPT
  • SERUM - CREATININE
  • WALK TEST - 6 MINUTES
  • Chest X ray
  • ECG
  • Reversible PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST
  • Physician Consultation
  • Pulmonology Consultation
  • Complimentary Lunch

Package @6800

  • COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC)
  • C - REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP)
  • D-DIMERS
  • SERUM - FERRITIN
  • SGOT
  • SGPT
  • SERUM - CREATININE
  • THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH)
  • GLUCOSE - RANDOM (RBS)
  • SERUM - SODIUM (Na+)
  • SERUM - POTASSIUM (K+)
  • WALK TEST - 6 MINUTES
  • REVERSIBILITY PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST
  • Chest X ray
  • ECHOCARDIOGRAM (ECHO)
  • ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY (ECG)
  • Physician Consultation
  • Pulmonology Consultation
  • Respiratory therapist Consultation
  • Diet Consultation
  • Complimentary Lunch

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to manage the dry cough after COVID-19?

  • Stay hydrated with plenty of water (preferably lukewarm)
  • Take small sips of fluids to facilitate swallowing
  • Warm drinks like honey and lemon or another kadha are soothing to the irritated throat
  • Steam inhalation to cure a dry cough
  • Salt water or Betadine treating a sore throat
  • If you feel the need to cough but don’t have a soothing drink or water at hand, swallow repeatedly

What to eat after recovering from covid-19?

Good nutrition is very important before, during and after an infection. While no foods or dietary supplements can prevent COVID-19 infection, maintaining a healthy diet is an important part of supporting a strong immune system

  • Protective foods

These are rich in vitamins and minerals role in enhancing immunity. Seasonal fruits and vegetables, rich in vitamins A, E and C, minerals (like zinc, copper, iron, etc) are immune responses

  • Energy-rich foods

Cereals (wheat, rice, maize), fats/oils, sugars are a great source of carbohydrates that provide energy to the body

  • Body-building foods

Pulses, animal foods, milk and milk products provide protein to the body, herbal tea, or decoction (Kadha), golden milk , ginger & garlic in cooking, drinking warm to normal water, keeping hydrated.

What are the healthy diet tips?

  • Divide your daily calorie intake into 5-6 small meals
  • Consume at least 4-5 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily
  • Water intake should be at least 2 liters a day
  • Make antioxidant rich foods like almonds, walnuts, part of your daily diet
  • Use olive, canola, rice bran, soy or mustard oil for cooking. Change oils every two month
  • Eat home cooked food
  • Take fiber in diet like whole grain cereals, grams & pulses, oats etc
  • Don’t skip meals; eat at regular intervals
  • Limit salt, processed & preserved foods
  • Restrict alcohol, tobacco and smoking.

Exercise: why is it important?

Exercise is an important part of recovery after a severe COVID-19 illness as it can help to:

  • Improve fitness
  • Improve balance & coordination
  • Improve energy reduce stress
  • Improve mood reduce breathlessness
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Increase confidence improve

Rules to follow

  • Always warm-up before exercising, and cool down after exercising
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing, supportive shoes
  • Wait at least an hour after a meal before exercising
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid exercising in very hot weather
  • Exercise indoors in very cold weather
  • Don’t exercise, or stop when you feel.
  • Nausea or feeling sick Dizziness or light headedness
  • Severe shortness of breath Increased pain
  • Clamminess or sweating Chest tightness

What are the types of exercise?

Warm-up exercises cool-down exercises

  • Shoulder shrugs
  • Shoulder circles
  • Ankle taps Knee lifts
  • Ankle circles
  • Slide bends

Fitness exercises

  • Marching on the spot
  • Step-ups
  • Walking
  • Jogging or cycling

Strengthening exercises

  • Bicep curl
  • Arm raises to the side
  • Sit-to-Stand
  • Knee straightening
  • Squat

Cool-down exercises

Cool down exercises should last approximately 5 minutes, breathing should be back to normal by the end. Walking at a slower pace or gently marching on the spot, for approximately 2 minutes. Repeat the warm-up exercises in sitting or standing positions

Muscle stretches

  • Side stretch
  • Shoulder stretch
  • Back of thigh (Hamstring)
  • Lower leg(calf)

Breathing exercise

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing (Belly Breathing)
  • Pranayama- Alternate Nostril
  • Breathing Humming
  • Self-Awake Proning

Chest exercises

  • Put the mouthpiece in your mouth and close your lips tightly around it
  • Inhale slowly and deeply through the mouthpiece to raise the indicator
  • Remove the mouthpiece and hold your breath for at least 3 seconds
  • Exhale normally

Does covid-19 affect your voice?

Sometimes people will have difficulty with their voice after being ventilated. If your voice is raspy or weak, it is important to:

  • Talk when it is comfortable. You will need to keep using your voice to make progress
  • Do not strain your voice.
  • Do not whisper as this can strain your vocal cords.
  • Try not to raise your voice or shout Take rest.
  • If you run out of breath while talking, be careful not to work harder.
  • Stop and sit calmly, while focusing on your breathing
  • Try humming to yourself to practice using your voice, while being careful not to strain Use other ways of communicating, such as writing, texting, or using or uncomfortable
  • Sip water throughout the day to help keep your voice working

If you test positive for covid-19 home treatment do’s

  • Do not step out. Stay at home all the times
  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands multiple times, especially after handling cash or credit cards or other surfaces that may have the virus
  • Cover your cough and sneeze. The best way to cough or sneeze is into your elbow.
  • Stay in a separate room with the door closed at all times. Use a separate bathroom
  • Wipe your phone with disinfectant wipes or 70% isopropyl alcohol
  • Wipe all surfaces you come into contact with. Any bleach-containing household product is
  • Wear a mask if you step out of or someone enters your room
  • Wash your hands before you wear your mask. Only touch ear loops while wearing your mask.
  • Protect your immune system. Consume a balanced diet, stay hydrated, avoid alcohol, get enough sleep and maintain healthy weight.
  • Monitor your symptoms oximeter to monitor oxygen saturation.
  • Seek medical advice on preventive medication for your family members or co-habiters.

If you test positive for covid-19 home treatment don’t.

  • Don’t panic. Keep calm
  • Don’t visit public areas. Don’t use public transport
  • Don’t shake hands or hug. Use an alternative greeting maintaining 6-8 ft distance.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth or face without washing your hands.
  • Don’t share water, utensils, towels or bedding with family members.
  • Don’t visit older relatives or community members. Discourage visitors.
  • Don’t discontinue self-quarantine until instructed

If you test positive for covid-19 when to seek emergency medical advice

Monitor your symptoms regularly. If you experience any one of the following, seek emergency medical care immediately

  • Worsening shortness of breath/ trouble breathing & cough
  • A new or returning fever or persistent fever more than 101°f for 3 days
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Worsening ability to concentrate/ confusion
  • If oxygen saturation drops to less than 95%
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

What are the home treatment instructions for caregivers

Mask

  • Should wear a triple layer medical mask appropriately when in the same room with affected individual
  • Front portion of mask should not be touched or handled during use
  • Change mask immediately if it gets wet or dirty with secretions
  • Discard mask after use; perform hand hygiene after disposal

Hand hygiene

  • Following contact with an ill person or his immediate environment
  • Before and after preparing food, before eating, after using the toilet, and whenever hands look dirty Use soap and water for at least for 40 seconds to wash hands.
  • Alcohol based hand rub can be used, if hands are not visibly soiled
  • After washing, use disposable paper towels to dry hands. If not available, use dedicated clean cloth towels

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