BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health on Tuesday issued new guidelines for home isolation for people, who either have very mild symptoms of the coronavirus infection or are in the pre-symptomatic phase. The present guidelines are in addition to guidelines issued on April 7.
According to the new set of guidelines, the patient should be clinically assigned as a very mild case or pre-symptomatic case by the treating medical officer.
The patient should regularly inform his health status to the district surveillance officer for further follow up by the surveillance teams. Additionally, the 24X7 caregiver and all close contacts of such cases should take hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis as per protocol and as prescribed by the treating medical officer.
The person should be clinically assigned as a very mild case or pre-symptomatic case by the treating medical officer. In these cases, there should be the requisite facility at their residence for self-isolation and also for quarantining the family contacts. A caregiver should be available to provide care to the patient around the clock. A communication link between the caregiver and hospital is a must for the entire duration of home isolation. The patient shall agree to monitor his health and regularly inform his health status to the District Surveillance Officer for further follow up by the surveillance teams. The patient will fill in an undertaking on self-isolation and shall follow home quarantine guidelines. Such individual shall be eligible for home isolation.
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