One medical practitioner is urging persons who have recovered from Covid 19, to ensure they consult their doctors, if they continue to experience health issues .
Consultant occupational health physician at the University Hospital of The West Indies Dr Sharon East Miles, says long Covid-19 is real.
For some persons symptoms last months after the infection has gone. This is called post-Covid-19 Syndrome or Long Covid.
Dr East Miles highlights some of the health issues which have been observed. These include pulmonary and neurological problems.
She emphasizes the importance of persons contacting their doctor to get help before the condition worsens.
She was speaking at a workshop under the theme : “How does the Covid 19 pandemic affect mental health and work performance”.