Moray SNP News
Richard Lochhead MSP has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman, seeking an update on the steps being taken to provide support to patients that have recovered from coronavirus but continue to experience adverse effects on their health.
Mr Lochhead has been contacted by a number of constituents who have had covid-19 and continue to suffer from ongoing health issues.
Some constituents have told the MSP that they’ve joined a Long Covid Support Group which has been set up by those experiencing longer term effects.
Moray’s MSP has also asked the Health Secretary for an update on any research being carried out on the longer term impact that coronavirus can have on patients.
Commenting Mr Lochhead said:
“People who have had coronavirus will have had a range of experiences, with some people only having mild if any symptoms and others will have severe illness.
“A number of constituents who have had coronavirus over the last few months have been in touch with me to share their experience and many have told me that they continue to experience adverse effects on their health and wellbeing, despite a number of weeks having passed since they were infectious.
“It is important that there is support in place for those who are experiencing long term side effects and I’ve written to the Health Secretary to get an update on what steps are being taken to ensure that is the case.
“We continue to learn more about this virus every day and we do need to understand the long term impact covid-19 could have on people’s health.”