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Long Covid may persist among employees; workplaces need to care for them

Many who have recovered from infection face new or existing symptoms like headaches, respiratory illness, persistent bodyache that sometimes last for months.

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Doctors and patients say after-effects of Covid-19 affected productivity at work. (Representative photo)

Shreya Khaitan | IndiaSpend
For more than a month after recovering from Covid-19, pulmonologist and intensivist Abhishek Prajapati could not take on surgeries that needed extreme precision, such as lung biopsies. The 37-year-old who works at the Shree Krishna Hospital in Anand, Gujarat simply did not feel confident enough. He also complained of exhaustion, palpitations and an unusual pain in the calves that he feared was deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

"I was quite scared and even got a 2D echocardiography twice and a sonography of my calves to make sure all was okay," he said. Prajapati, who lost 4 kg during his illness, said

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First Published: May 25 2021 | 7:50 AM IST

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