U’khand allows home isolation for asymptomatic Covid patients
Permission conditional; these patients would have to remain in a self isolation for 10 days
Instead of getting admitted in a hospital the asymptomatic patients of Covid-19 in Uttarakhand, on fulfilment of certain conditions, can now remain in self isolation at their homes. The secretary health Amit Singh Negi released the guidelines for the self isolation of asymptomatic patients on Monday. The positive asymptomatic patients would have to remain in a self isolation for 10 days with no history of fever for three consecutive days.
In a letter directed to all District Magistrates (DM), Negi said that the patient desiring to remain at self isolation at home should have a separate room and a separate toilet for himself. The Arogya Setu App should be downloaded in the mobile phone of the patient. An attendant (caregiver) should be available round the clock and he/ she too should have a separate toilet. The patients who are above 60 years of age or are less than ten years of age, patients having some comorbidity and pregnant women are not eligible for self isolation even if they are asymptomatic. The patient would be denied a self isolation option if there is any person of above 60 years or below 10 year of age, pregnant woman or patients of HIV, cancer and organ transplant is in their family. For self isolation the patient would have to give an undertaking and strictly adhere to the quarantine guidelines.
The caregiver would be provided with a basic training and the family of the patient would be administered Hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic drug. The permission for home isolation would be given only after a team designated by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) visits the home and gives its approval. A surveillance team of the health department would monitor the patient in home isolation. On symptoms like problems in breathing, decrease in saturation of oxygen (below 95 percent), difficulty in speaking, and mental disorientation immediate medical help with the centre concern should be sought. After the end of the isolation period the patient would have to remain at home for the next seven days.
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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