Telangana government issues guidelines on use of Covid drugs – The New Indian Express

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Through Express press service

HYDERABAD: In view of the rise in Covid-19 cases and people self-isolating at home, the state government on Tuesday issued guidelines on the use of Covid Medicine Kit. The guidelines, shared by the digital media wing of the IT&EC department, suggest people should start taking medication as soon as they notice symptoms of Covid-19, but only after taking doctor’s advice.

Medication includes oral intake of azithromycin (antibiotic/antiviral) every morning for five days, paracetamol (for fever) one in the morning and another in the evening for five days, levocetirizine (for colds) every evenings for five days, ranitidine (for acidity) every morning for five days, Vitamin C, Multivitamins and Vitamin D (for immunity) in the morning for five days. In addition to this, regular temperature monitoring, six-minute walk at a normal pace, and seeing a doctor if fever persists and shortness of breath is experienced while walking, were also suggested.

Seva Kendras passport to manage 50% of appointments

In a bid to prevent Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs)/Passport Seva Laghu Kendra (PSLK) and Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (PoPSKs) operating under Regional Passport Office, Hyderabad from turning into super spreaders, it has been decided to manage operations at these Kendras with 50% appointments through January 31.

Only medical emergencies and genuine travel emergencies supported by proper documentation will be handled at the Public Inquiry Desk in the Regional Passport Office. The public inquiry counter would operate until 12:30 p.m., instead of the usual 4 p.m., until January 31. Applicants were advised not to purchase airline tickets without a valid passport and travel documents. The passport issuance process could take a little longer given the current situation, officials said.

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