AIIMS chief: CT scan not needed in mild cases, can cause cancer

AIIMS chief: CT scan not needed in mild cases, can cause cancer

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, May 3

Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS-New Delhi, at present cautioned mild Covid sufferers in opposition to going for repeated CT scan, saying it might elevate the danger of cancer and was unnecessary in mild situations.

205 tonnes of oxygen to succeed in Delhi at present

The Railways on Monday stated it will ship its greatest consignment of 205 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to New Delhi by Tuesday morning. In an official assertion, the Railways stated, “While 120 tonnes of LMO in an ‘Oxygen Express’ with six tankers will be delivered to Delhi from Durgapur in West Bengal, 85 tonnes in four tankers will be delivered to the national capital from Hapa in Gujarat.” The Railways has thus far delivered round 1,125 tonnes of LMO in 76 tankers to numerous states. Twenty ‘Oxygen Express’ trains have already accomplished their journey and 7 extra loaded with round 422 tonnes of LMO in 27 tankers are on method to their locations, it stated. TNS

“There is no need for CT scan in mild Covid cases. Patches in lungs will appear even if the disease is mild. Research shows that in 30-40 per cent of asymptomatic Covid patients, patches in lungs appear but get resolved naturally. A CT scan equals 300-400 chest X-rays. The International Atomic Energy Commission has shown how CT scan in younger age lead to greater cancer risk in later life. We know of mild Covid patients repeating CT scan every three days. You are only exposing yourselves to harmful radiation,” Guleria stated, advising individuals in opposition to unnecessary blood biomarker checks until medically suggested.

He stated typically even a minor wound would present excessive ranges of markers, which was as a consequence of regular physique response to irritation.

“Steroids are needed only in moderate disease after five days of illness. We have seen people who took steroids early in the disease, enabling viral replication and severe infection. The timing of medicines is the key to treatment,” stated the AIIMS chief, noting that the principle remedy for Covid was oxygen, steroids and anticoagulants taken on the proper time and experimental therapies like Remdesivir, plasma and Tocilizumab have been used in excessive circumstances as a result of they have been not confirmed to scale back dying price.


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