Covid-19: Each day monitoring of sufferers in dwelling isolation set to start in Punjab from Friday

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 1

Strict monitoring of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic Covid-19 patients in home isolation will begin in Punjab from Friday, with the state government engaging a consortium of professional home healthcare companies for their regular monitoring.

This was disclosed by an official spokesperson after a Covid review meeting held via videoconferencing by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday afternoon.

Health Secretary Hussan Lal informed the meeting that M/s Health Vista Private Limited had been hired for the purpose, and their professional healthcare tele-callers would monitor, on a daily basis, the health of Covid patients in home isolation for less than 10 days.

The consortium has the experience of such monitoring in other states, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Karnataka, he said.

Daily calling of home isolation patients for monitoring their wellbeing will be done from 01206679850, 08068972066 and 04068118722 phone numbers, according to the spokesperson.

Patients 40 years and above will be monitored on priority under this system, said the spokesperson, adding that patients are being request to respond when they receive calls from these numbers.

Video calls for consultation with doctor, in case desired by patient in home isolation will be arranged.

For any medical assistance and doctor consultation during their isolation period, a separate dedicated number will be shared over SMS with the patient, the spokesperson informed.

For any emergency or ambulance requirement patients can dial 108 or 104.

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