Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Sunday has said a committee comprising medical experts will be formed to study the long-term effects of COVID-19.

The committee will be formed to specifically study the long-term effects among those who have recovered from the illness and tested negative for the virus.

In a tweet, the state Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said, “Karnataka will constitute a special technical committee of medical experts to study the long-term effects of COVID-19 in patients who have recovered from the infection.”

 

The panel will reportedly evaluate those who had mild and severe symptoms, especially people with comorbidity.

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Based on the minister’s announcement new strategies would be drawn up for clinical care to ensure that those who recovered from the viral infection do not develop any health complications in the future, the minister noted.