After covid recovery, patients should continue to take prescribed medicines. "Some patients suddenly stop the medicine which could prove detrimental to them as it leads to formation of the black fungus in the nose or on jaws," a doctor advises.
The health department said it has stopped vaccinations of those in the age group of 18-44 years as per the directions of the state government. Their vaccination had started on May 1. There are over 20 lakh citizens in the age group of over 18-44.
District officials said they were able to stabilise the situation after panic in hospitals over oxygen shortage. Officials said some shortage was being created by the hospitals themselves, who were not using oxygen judiciously.
The state government has now sought a report from the Solapur district administration in connection with the death of the teacher and his family members. Mane had neither been vaccinated nor undergone a Covid test before joining poll duty.
YCMH dean Dr Rajendra Wable said the decision regarding allowing family members to help critically ill patients was taken due to staff shortage and in the interest of senior citizen patients who cannot move out of their bed.
Dr Wable said this kind of practice is only being followed in YCM hospital and not in other civic hospitals. "We have 650 patients but do not have adequate staff to care for each and every patient, especially those who cannot move out of their beds," he said.