Shortage of oxygen is leading to the death of many Covid-19 patients amidst the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in India. Social media is flooded with messages seeking help in finding oxygen. Meanwhile, a technique that can help Covid-19 patients improve their oxygen levels is going viral on internet. Called prone position, doctors have been using this scientifically proven method for years on patients with severe respiratory failure, and who are on a ventilator to improve their oxygen supply. The prone method is gaining huge attention now because of the Covid-19, which is causing a dip in the patients’ oxygen levels, even more after a video showing how to do the ‘Prone Position’ to improve oxygen levels to above 95 went viral on Twitter and WhatsApp groups.
In the video, a man shows how his oxygen level improves from 93-94 to 98 within a minute after lying in the prone or on the stomach position with pronal breathing (also called ventilator breathing). See the video here –
Published: April 23, 2021 2:28 pm | Updated:April 23, 2021 4:02 pm