COVID-19: Centre asks states to follow guidelines for effective Home Isolation
The Centre has written to the States to follow the guidelines for effective Home Isolation. The Health Ministry had issued revised guidelines regarding Home Isolation on the 10th of last month. The Ministry said, as per the guidelines, very mild and pre-symptomatic COVID-19 patients can opt for home isolation provided the patient has a room to himself or herself with toilet facility and has an adult attendant or caregiver. Also, the patient shall agree to monitor his or her health and regularly inform the health status to the District Surveillance Officer for further follow up by the surveillance teams.
The Ministry said, an important clause of the revised guidelines is that the treating doctor is satisfied with the patient opting for home isolation based on medical assessment and assessment of his or her residential accommodation. In addition, the patient will fill in an undertaking on self-isolation and shall follow home quarantine guidelines. The Ministry said that all such cases of home isolation will also be further monitored by teams of well-oriented doctors on a regular basis, their discharge should follow the required guidelines and shall be reported as per norms.
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