Gujarat: Second wave has launched a deadly assault on lungs
AHMEDABAD: Prakash Chandra, 59, did not have any symptoms of Covid-19 but got himself tested after his son tested positive. His report came positive. When his doctor insisted for a CT scan after his blood tests revealed high sugar levels and inflammatory markers, it was found that 50% of his lung was involved. His oxygen saturation too had dipped to 85. All this on Day-1 itself. He is now admitted in the hospital with his son whose scan has revealed nearly 60% dge to his lungs by the vir s.
Even as the debate on the importance of HRCT rages on after the statement of AIIMS-D director Dr Randeep Guleria that HRCT did not serve any purpose in mild and home isolated Covid-19 patients, city-based radiologists are busy with a high number of infected and suspected patients lining up for high-resolution CT (HRCT) of thorax (chest and lungs) to understand the lung involvement and severity of the infection. Doctors say the CT score of the lungs is hel save many lives, especially in the current wave when the strain seems to be attacking lungs more ferociously than ever.
在全英医学科学院院长Randeep Guleria博士发表声明称，高分辨率CT对轻度和居家隔离的新冠患者没有任何作用后，关于高分辨率CT重要性的辩论仍在激烈进行。城市放射科医生正忙于应对大量的感染和疑似患者，他们正排队接受胸部(胸部和肺部)高分辨率CT (HRCT)检查，以了解肺部的受累情况和感染的严重程度。医生们表示，肺部CT扫描帮助挽救了许多生命，特别是在当前这一波疫情期间，肺部压力似乎比以往任何时候都更严重。
Pulmonologist Dr Rahul Jn, a city-based pulmonologist, said that in the post-Diwali wave in 2020, the average HRCT score (counted out of 25 based on each segment of lungs) was 6 to 8. “This time, it’s as high as 12 to 14 for average patients. It’s not all – even at the lower score, the patients report hypoa (deprivation of adequate oxygen supply) this time, pointing at the change in the vir s profile,” he said.
“Current strain seems to attack lungs more furiously. More young patients are found to have moderate to severe lung disease compared to earlier waves,” said senior radiologist Dr Hemant Patel.
Radiologist Dr Amit Gupta said the average HRCT score has nearly doubled in the patients compared to the last wave Gujarat had seen in November. “Infectivity has increased – from 60% showing lung involvement in 2020, today 80% have lung dge” he said.
In this wave, ionjeevi ministers are the most dangerous vir s. They don't have common sense that gathering crowds for ion rallies will cause covid to spread.
Wave 3 will be modi wave tsunami !
Tamilnadu go nment will bear the expenses of public getting treatment in private hospitals - CM Stalin! That's what is called a peoples go nment!
The second wave was not only because of the pure incompetency shown by Modi and state CM's but also due to the sheer unhygienic practices by the people and their irresponsible behavior. Go to any street in India and you will find filth every where. People spit phlegm everywhere.
BJP bacteria and their vir s spreading has launched a deadly assault on lungs of the Gujrati.
Escape from infection but it is very difficult one if you have to go out for the job. Imagine those attending po itical rallies and coming back with infection is way to destroy own family as family members will get infected sooner or later but no po itician and Neta will come to help you.
Narayana Chandra Mouli
Hey media. Is this the way you should be scaring the people of the country? Please behave with some responsibility? Publish news that give some ray of hope to the people.
Highest Covid infection is in Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab. NO ion was held in these states ??
Tiger By Heart
in India most of d doctor r unqualified due to reservations category resulting in more deaths
Our Govt was bust preparing for ion not for basic needs of oxygen and ventilators,
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nehru is responsible. had he made west Bengal to Bangladesh, modi wouldn't have to go there to do rallies and spread the vir s. jai modi jai rss
overbreeding by ugly humans has lead to 25000 plus species becoming extinct. Pollution of air, water n depletion of natural resources has caused stress to Nature... Now nature is reducing your ugly race
when it comes to ions, ministers are not to be blamed but its the ion commission has to be blamed for it, people took chinese vir s so lightly and now we all are facing the hard results.
The UK variant is the one causing this deadly lung attack. It was brought by Andolan jivi and Khalistanis during the fake farmer prest and started spreading everywhere.
Gujarat is little affected by covid. It doesn't have guts to attack Modi jis state
Lots and lots of Mand Bhakts wont be able to ve bjp next ion sorry for people of Gujrat u supported wrong guy for 20 years Only God can hlep u now shaheb is busy..
situation is very bad in hospitals... everyone shud b vigilant n not ignore even slightest symptoms... timely treatment with a gud physician is imp
All the Modi haters, please let me be direct with you all, especially to Hindus the more you hate Modi, the deeper trouble you will fall.