One of the major symptoms of Covid-19 infection is respiratory distress. While countries like India is going through tough time in supplying oxygen to patients, doctors are recommending using proning method to make it easy for patient to breath at home. Proning helps to keep oxygen level in check and keeps lungs healthy.
Because the availability of beds in hospitals has become scarcity and demand for oxygen is increasing there is a need to help those who stay at home in isolation and go through treatment. Proning technique helps to increase oxygen levels at home.
One of the practices that was followed in United states from decades is proning technique that helps patients to breath easily. If Covid-19 infected patient is suffering from respiratory distress, doctors advice that patient should be turned with caution, precise, safe motions from their back onto their abdomen so that they will be lying face down on the bed.
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Ministry of Health, Government of India
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: May 11, 2021