Post covid patients increasing in tripura. Among the more common lingering symptoms are fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, headache, muscle and joint pain. In Agartala, lawyer who had recovered from COVID-19 to return to work complained of chronic fatigue, besides myalgia (muscle pain) and weakness. Experts lists organs that may be affected by COVID-19: Heart: imaging tests taken months after recovery show lasting damage to the heart muscle, even in those with only mild symptoms, increasing the risk of heart failure or other heart complications; Lungs: long-standing damage to the air sacs inside the lungs, leading to long-term breathing problems; Brain: strokes, seizures and Guillain-Barre syndrome that causes temporary paralysis. An increased risk of developing Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease is possible; Blood: blood cells are more likely to clump up and form clots. While large clots can cause heart attacks and strokes, much of the heart damage caused by COVID-19 is believed to stem from very small clots that block capillaries in the heart muscle. Blood throwing such clots can affect other organs as well — the lungs, legs, liver, kidneys; Mood disorders: simply surviving this experience can make a person more likely to later develop post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. “Those who had mild versions of the disease, continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery. Even people who tested positive but were asymptomatic during the course of their disease are not immune either from long-term effects. Ya it’s a matter of concern” Said one of the on duty doctor of GB dedicated covid care center. “Close monitoring is key, as is the control of co-morbidities, nutritional deficiencies and illnesses such as endocrine disorders. A graded rehabilitation which includes building physical endurance and addressing mental health issues is crucial to a holistic recovery. Empathy is key, and research is needed to codify the illness and prevent the stigma that such individuals report having to face from their peers. It is becoming evident that post-COVID effects are real. We owe it to our patients to help them understand it better, and study ways in which we can alter its course” Said another expert Dr. Anubhav purakayastha.