Fresh norms for home isolation of patients with mild, no symptoms
CHANDIGARH:THE Punjab government on Monday issued fresh guidelines for home isolation of asymptomatic and mild symptomatic patients of coronavirus. The patients aged more than 60 years or with co-morbidities as will stay in home isolation.
All such patients will be offered the opportunity to give undertaking at the time of sampling about availability of home isolation facility in case they turn out to be positive for Covid-19.
Giving details in a press communiqué, health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said instructions have been issued to deputy commissioners and civil surgeons.
The health minister said the doctor 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 stay in home isolation as per the protocol provided they remain asymptomatic or show only mild symptoms. Sidhu said it is compulsory to procure a kit containing a thermometer, pulse oximeter, vitamin C and Zinc tablets and regularly monitor themselves for symptoms and report to health department accordingly.