People Who Had Severe Covid Should Avoid Overexertion: Mandaviya on spike in Heart Attacks

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Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya has cautioned that those who had got infected with Covid 19 should stay away from hard labour and exercise for some period. He was speaking on the sidelines of an event in his native district of Bhavnagar in Gujarat.

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the unusual spike in ‘sudden deaths’ among young people due to heart attacks and cardiac arrest have been reported across the country. During the Garba celebration in Navratri, six persons, including a woman and a student, were reported to have died of heart attack in Gujarat.

Speaking on the issue, Mr Mandaviya said that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had done a detailed study on the subject and those who had suffered from severe Covid-19 infections not to exert themselves too much while doing exercise and stay away from hard labour for some time.

“The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has done a detailed study recently. That detailed study has recommended that those who had severe Covid should desist from extra labour; that they should stay away from continuous labour, laborious running, exercise, etc., for a specified short period, meaning a year or two, so that heart attacks can be prevented,” Mr Mandaviya said.