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Delhi Hospital records rise in Post-Covid Neurological cases

by Vaishali Sharma

On Saturday, a renowned private health facility in Delhi stated it had seen an increase in neurological problems among post-Covid patients, including emergency cases of brain haemorrhage.

In the out-patient department (OPD), up to 60% of patients are coming with increased mental health difficulties such as anxiety, sadness, suicidal thoughts, and feelings of loneliness, with the majority of these instances being post-Covid, according to statement from the Moolchand Hospital.

The Moolchand Hospital has been “recording increasing cases of intracerebral (brain) haemorrhage, and 50 per cent of the neuroscience department is filled with such cases,” it said.

The doctors also said that people who have survived the pandemic and those who were infected with COVID-19 are increasingly coming to the hospital many weeks later with symptoms such as headache, giddiness, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, memory problems, anxiety, depression, stroke, pain and sleep disorders.

In the OPD, up to 60 per cent of patients are coming with mental health issues like headache, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, feeling of loneliness etc, they said.

“Majority of these cases are those who have had COVID-19 infection in the past, with a gap of two to three months,” senior neurosurgeon at Moolchand Hospital, Dr Asha Bakshi, said.

 

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