On Sunday, the Covid-19 National Task Force of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released updated clinical recommendations for the treatment of adult Covid-19 patients. The Center has released new Covid-19 recommendations in response to the H3N2 flu and a slight increase in Covid cases.
The ministry's updated recommendations stated that antibiotics shouldn't be used unless a clinical indication of bacterial infection exists. The updated recommendations coincide with an increase in H3N2 flu alarmism and a slight increase in Covid infections.
The use of medications like lopinavir-ritonavir, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), ivermectin, Molnupiravir, Favipiravir, azithromycin, and Doxycycline is no longer recommended, according to the updated recommendations.
"Antibiotics should not be used unless there is clinical suspicion of bacterial infectionThe possibility of coinfection of COVID-19 with other endemic infections must be considered. Systemic corticosteroids are not indicated in mild disease." - Revised Guidelines
According to the recommendations, anyone experiencing breathing problems, a high-grade fever, or a severe cough, especially one that lasts longer than five days, should seek urgent medical attention.
In India, there were 1,071 new COVID-19 cases as of Sunday, according to information provided by the Union Health Ministry. This represents a 129-day spike in the number of positive coronavirus infections. As the number of active cases rose to 5,915, there were three recorded deaths, one each in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Kerala. In the meantime, Jharkhand reported 5 COVID-19 cases and 2 additional H3N2 influenza cases.
Health Officials of Rajasthan concerns about Influenza A and B
For the health authorities of Rajasthan not Influenza A but Influenza B has also become a cause of concern for the state. Officials are directed by the Health Department to provide information about each case in the state. It has been reported that Influenza A and B have the same symptoms as Covid-19. Elderly people are severely affected in some cases like acute respiratory infection. Another factor is obesity and co-morbidities, and this is dangerious for pregnant women especially.
"We have issued directions to all the principals and controllers and all medical colleges and all CMHOs to report all Influenza A (H1N1 and H3N2), Influenza B (Victoria and Yamagata) and adenovirus on daily basis." - Dr. Ravi Prakash Mathur
"Physical distancing, indoor mask use, hand hygiene, symptomatic management (hydration, anti-pyretics, antitussive), monitor temperature and oxygen saturation (by applying a SpO probe to fingers) Stay in contact with treating physician." - Revised Guidlines