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Siddha-based COVID-19 care centre starts functioning in Salem

The Siddha-based COVID-19 care centre at Government Arts College for Women in Salem will offer treatment to patients with mild symptoms and asymptomatic cases.   | Photo Credit: E. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN

A siddha-based COVID-19 care centre began functioning at Gorimedu here on Monday.

According to officials, the centre has been set up in a government college with about 100 beds. The centre would offer siddha- based treatment for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms or asymptomatic cases. Officials said that however, compared to first wave, patients in second wave show different initial symptoms.

District Siddha officer K. Selvamoorthi said that while patients complained of fever, lack of smell and taste as initial symptoms during the first wave, the patients complain of different set of symptoms now. “The patients complain of burning sensation in the eyes, stomach ache, body pain, diarrhoea in the initial days itself which was not the case earlier,” he said.

He said that patients admitted to the centre would now be provided with an entry kit of siddha medicines diagnosing the symptoms the patient has. Dr. Selvamoorthi said that besides that, patients would be provided with yoga and mental health sessions.

Three doctors, three nurses, a pharmacist and necessary assistants would be present at the centre for providing treatment to the patients. Doctors said that swab samples would be collected on discharge of patients.

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