Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, April 22
Ludhiana again broke its own record as 880 persons tested positive for Covid, while seven persons lost their lives to the virus today. Total active cases in the district reached 5,829. Today 20 patients were on the ventilator support.
Total 1,671 samples were collected in Dugri, out of which 79 positive cases have been detected. Total 299 persons have tested positive so far in the area.
Total positive cases in the district have reached 46,358, while 1,272 persons have lost their lives so far.
Four men and three women, belonging to Urban Estate, Kitchlu Nagar, Mangli Ucchi, SBS Nagar, Shivala Road and Harnampura village, lost their lives today.
Meanwhile, the mass media team of the Civil Surgeon office, Ludhiana, today visited persons who are in home isolation and educated them on circumstances in which they should contact the department immediately.
Civil Surgeon Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar said team members, while visiting the homes of isolated persons, provided them with health education. They were asked to take certain preventive steps, such as staying in a separate room, not sharing utensils or clothes with other family members, always wearing a mask, proper disposal of waste, eating healthy food as recommended by the Health Departement, doing yoga, exercise, meditation, washing hands frequently, etc.
When home-isolated patient should contact doctor
If the patient has persistent fever above 100°F, breathlessness, blue discoloration of lips, chest pain and discomfort, he/she should contact a doctor.
Eligibility for home isolation
Patients suffering from compromised immune systems (diabetes, HIV/AIDS, transplant recipients, pulmonary hypertension, cancer, etc) are not eligible for home isolation. Only after signing self-declaration form shall the patient be permitted to undergo home isolation.
Elderly patients (60+) having comorbidities shall be permitted home isolation after proper evaluation by the medical officer. In addition, a caregiver should be available to provide assistance to the patient on a 24x7 basis. Only after signing self-declaration form shall the patient be permitted to undergo home isolation.
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