COVID-19: The Department of Health Ministry issues guidelines for home Isolation

Apart from this, the guidelines also call on the Provincial Governments to establish subordinate Monitoring Teams under the full guidance of the Health Authority.

The Union Health Department has issued a set of guidelines for home isolation for patients with soft tissue or asymptomatic coronavirus. According to these guidelines, those isolated patients who did not report a fever for 3 consecutive days and who had been tested for at least 7 days would be discharged from the hospital and could end up alone.

“Patients who live alone will be discharged and complete isolation after 7 days of diagnosis and absence of the flu for 3 consecutive days. There is no need to re-examine after the period of separation at home is over, ”said the department.

According to these guidelines, patients are advised to stay hydrated, practice good hand hygiene, follow breathing rules, apply a three-layer mask that can be discarded in a paper bag within 72 hours of use, and most importantly, identify a separate, well-ventilated room.

These guidelines also warn patients not to use steroids for minor ailments as well as to overuse and overuse them as this can cause many problems. Patients also need to avoid floating information on social media that cites false sources and treatment procedures without any evidence to avoid panic and long-term injury.

Apart from this, the guidelines also call on the Provincial Governments to establish subordinate Monitoring Teams under the full guidance of the Health Authority.

Responsibility of watchdog groups

These groups will be responsible for monitoring the individual patient at home with initial patient evaluation and that of isolation facilities at home.
These groups will include ANM staff, health inspectors, MPHWs, etc. and may provide home / patient home classification services in accordance with National Government guidelines.
These kits can contain a mask, paracetamol, antibiotics and a pamphlet with information to teach patients and family members the local language.
Surveillance teams are expected to educate the patient about the disease, its warning signs, the proper conduct of COVID and the need for vaccination of all qualified people.
Health professionals should communicate with patients on a daily basis in person or by telephone / cell phone. They should reduce information such as temperature, heart rate, SpO2 (fullness of breath), lifespan and dementia.
In the event of a decrease in symptoms / signs or a decrease in oxygen levels, the monitoring team is expected to re-evaluate the patient and notify the control room by referring the patient to the hospital.

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