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Self medication is risky, warn doctors

People infected with Covid-19 are warned to avoid having self medication at home without seeking advice from doctors.

“Most people don’t want others to know they are infected with Covid-19. So They buy rapid test kit ATK to test themselve and once they found that they are infected, they opt to treat themselves at home. This is risky because they cannot assess their symptoms as effecively as doctors,” said today Director General, Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh.

“Seeking medical advice from hotline 164 is to ensure our doctors can assess or give an advice to you telling you whether you can be treated by yourself at home or monitored by medical workers. If your symptoms indicate your infection is severe then our medical team can step in to take you to hospital immediately so that preventable death is prevented,” said Dr Rattanaxay.

Some 463 new Covid-19 cases and two new deaths attributed to Covid-19 have been reported nationwide over the past 24 hours with the total reaching 134,901 including 5,235 active cases and 553 deaths, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The new daily infections included 102 reported in Vientiane, 77 in Xieng Khuang, 42 in Huaphan and 32 in Xayaboury.

Yesterday witnessed 697 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals nationwide

Source: Lao News Agency