Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 24
The Punjab authorities on Monday issued new tips concerning medical health for residence isolation of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic sufferers in addition to for pregnant ladies and sufferers aged above 60 or with co-morbidities.
All such sufferers will likely be provided the chance to supply an endeavor on the time of sampling concerning the supply of the home-isolation facility at their residence in the event that they take a look at constructive for COVID-19, a press launch by the state authorities learn.
These tips are additionally to be applied on asymptomatic and mild-symptomatic COVID-19 sufferers for residence isolation.
Giving additional particulars within the press launch, Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu mentioned directions had been issued to all Deputy Commissioners and Civil Surgeons on this regard.
He mentioned: “The doctor available at the time of sampling will assess all such persons for clinical fitness for home isolation. In case such patients test positive for COVID-19, they will continue for home isolation as per the protocol.”
The state Health Minister additionally clarified that there was no must deliver the sufferers to the hospital offered they continue to be to be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic.
Sidhu added: “It is compulsory for the patients under home isolation to procure a kit which should contain at least a thermometer, pulse oximeter, tab Vitamin C and tab zinc and regularly monitor themselves for any symptoms and report immediately to the Health Department if the symptoms appear or worsen.”
The follow-up of residence remoted sufferers will likely be carried out by the district administration’s COVID patient-tracking groups. These groups may also guarantee comply with up of those sufferers on cellphone and with a minimum of three visits in the course of the period of residence isolation.
“If the contrary is found during a follow-up visits regarding undertaking given by patient about the availability of facilities for home isolation as per the protocol, such patients will be shifted to an isolation facility”, Sidhu mentioned.
Divulging concerning the non-public healthcare centres, the Minister mentioned that the non-public establishments had been additionally directed to comply with the identical protocols.
Home isolation of asymptomatic and gentle symptomatic COVID-19 sufferers aged greater than 60 and or with co-morbidities could also be allowed if licensed by a private medical specialist or the hospital that the affected person is match for residence isolation and the involved specialist or the hospital will monitor their situation for any well timed remedy.
Asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic COVID-19 pregnant ladies, with non-high-risk being pregnant and certain to not ship within the subsequent three weeks, could also be allowed residence isolation if licensed by a gynaecologist that the lady was match for residence isolation. The non-public establishments are additionally directed to comply with the identical protocols.
If any residence remoted sufferers require any medical help or recommendation, they need to name at 104 or the district helpline quantity.