For Covid-19 patients

01.04.2020.  |   Print

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you will be contacted by a family doctor and you will be advised on further treatment. When contacting with a family doctor, a person should provide as precise information as possible on his or her health status and shall follow the doctor’s instructions.

In case of worsening of your health condition, you shall immediately call to the State Emergency Medical Service via phone 113.

This disease is caused by a virus, so there is no specific treatment and it is treated as any viral infection on the basis on the patient's clinical condition. Treatment depends on the symptoms, signs and severity of the disease. That means that treatment is directed towards prevention of health issues caused by the disease, minimisation of symptoms and maintenance of bodily functions in the severe case of the illness. Antibiotics do not work against the novice coronavirus, but they are used for treatment of bacterial infections as a result of the virus infection. The use of any medicinal products should be agreed with the family doctor, in order to minimise the possible risk of by-effects and complications. Duration of the treatment depends on the severity and course of the disease.

It is important to prevent contacts with persons over the age of 60 years and to treat chronic diseases (such as high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, etc.), following the therapy and regime prescribed by a doctor.

A patient is considered as healthy when clinical symptoms are gone and when two repeated testing results for coronavirus are negative (the family doctor shall apply for examination).