As the weather in Bengaluru continues to be cold, various hospitals in Bengaluru are seeing high footfall of patients with influenza-like symptoms.
Story so far: Doctors believe that the volatile weather conditions are the reason why a high number of people continue to be sick. While the cases are high, the situation is not alarming as none of the cases is severe.
- In the past month, around 100 patients came to Sakra World Hospital with symptoms like the common cold, fever and cough. However, severe cases of hospitalisation have remained low, and the symptoms can be treated in 2-3 days.
- Due to some patients having Covid-like symptoms like shortness of breath and tiredness, families often panic and rush to the hospital. Doctors assure patients that there is no cause to worry as these symptoms have not been very high.
Doctor’s advice: Apart from following the necessary precautions to stay protected in this weather, doctors’ advice is that all flu-related vaccines should be administered to individuals who are below the age of 5 and above the age of 60 to reduce the risk of infection. To avoid spreading the infection, Covid-appropriate behaviour should be followed as well.