New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has stated in its new clinical management protocol regarding Covid-19 that in most people, the infection is spread mainly through air and through droplets which are released when an infected person sneezes, coughs and talks.
In the protocol issued in June last year, the Ministry of Health stated that the infection spreads mainly when someone comes in contact with an infected person.
Earlier, the Central Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor K.K. Guidelines issued by Vijayan Raghavan’s office had said that the virus could reach a distance of 10 meters in the air due to sneezing and coughing of an infected person.
These changes have also been made in the new Covid-19 protocol:
Ivermectin: In case of low or mild symptoms, Ivermectin tablets may be given once a day on an empty stomach for 3 to 5 days. However, this will not be applicable for pregnant or lactating women. This was not included in last year’s protocol.
Steroids: According to the new protocol, steroids are not needed in cases of mild infection. If symptoms continue like fever, cough more than seven days later, oral steroids can be taken on the advice of the doctor.
Plasma therapy: Plasma therapy has already been removed from the corona treatment list. Whereas last year’s protocol incorporated plasm therapy.