Tuberculosis test for Covid cured patients mandatory
| Saturday | 26th September, 2020
Kolkata: State Health department has mandated tuberculosis (TB) test for all the Covid infected patients after they recover from the disease.
The decision has been taken after the health department found some cases where the Covid infected patients have later developed tuberculosis after being cured.
The Health department instruction says that Covid recovered patients have to undertake the TB tests within 7-21 days after they recover from Covid.
As the immunity system gets affected after being infected with Covid, the health department has mandated the tuberculosis tests for each Covid curedpatient.
Many Covid hospitals, particularly the private ones have a tendency to prescribe antibiotics.