Center amended the leave policy for Kovid patients. Center amended the leave policy for Covid patients

digital desk, New Delhi. The Center on Wednesday announced amendments in guidelines for hospital discharge of Kovid-19 patients, clinical management protocol, and indoor isolation in mild cases. Also, advisory has been issued on the strategy of Kovid investigation.

Joint Secretary (Health), Lav Agarwal said in a press conference, “After a review meeting chaired by the Prime Minister on the status of COVID, we have revised our discharge policy classified into mild and moderate cases seriously.

He said that the policy is in accordance with the guidelines for home isolation of mild COVID-19 cases.

Patients with mild cases admitted in a health care facility or in home isolation will be subjected to regular health monitoring. Aggarwal said that the patient will be discharged after at least seven days after the infection is confirmed and there is no fever for three consecutive days. He said that there is no need for pre-holiday investigation.

Moderate patients, patients with more than 93 percent saturation for three consecutive days without oxygen support can be discharged without any tests and as per the recommendation of doctors.

Aggarwal said that patients who are on continuous oxygen therapy can be discharged after the resolution of symptoms, considering their ability to maintain the prescribed oxygen saturation for three consecutive days without oxygen support.

Agarwal said the discharge policy for severe cases, including the immunocompromised, would depend on clinical recovery, as mentioned in the report.

According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Gujarat are the worrying states based on the increase in cases.

According to WHO, Omicron has a substantial development advantage over Delta, Agarwal said. Compared to data delta data from South Africa, UK, Canada, Denmark, Omicron patients have fewer hospitalizations.

IANS

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