Now, even mildly symptomatic Covid patients in Punjab can opt for home quarantine

Covid Positive Tracking team to monitor infected person

Now, even mildly symptomatic Covid patients in Punjab can opt for home quarantine

Covid Positive Tracking Team shall visit the patient at least thrice during the period of isolation. Tribune file photo

Vishav Bharti

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 7

In revised guidelines, the Punjab government now has allowed patients tested positive even having mild symptoms for home isolation.

As per the revised guidelines issued today by Director Health Services, now any person getting tested for COVID-19 at the time of giving sample may submit a consent form for home isolation stating that she or he has facility for home isolation at her or his residence and is asymplomatic or mild symptomatic and does not have any co-morbidity or the co-morbid condition is under control.

Seek medical attention

  • If serious signs or symptoms develop, including difficulty in breathing

  • Dip in oxygen saturation (Sp02 <95%)

  • Persistent pain/pressure in the chest

  • Mental confusion or inability to arouse

  • Slurred speech/seizures

  • Weakness or numbness in any limb or face

  • Developing bluish discolorations of lips/face

  • Worsening of co-morbid conditions

Health staff at walk-in testing corners and testing site will assist in filling these undertakings and keep the filled and signed copies safe for record.

In case the person turns out to be positive for Covid-19, he or she need not come to the hospital and the district Covid Positive Tracking Teams will contact her or him over phone and check his health status. Patient would be monitored by Covid Positive Tracking teams during the period of isolation and immediately shift the patients to appropriate isolation facility if her or his condition worsens. 

Apart from that, Covid Positive Tracking Team shall visit the patient at least thrice during the period of isolation.

Eligibility for Home lsolation: Such cases should have the requisite facility at their residence for self-isolation and also for quarantining the family contacts.

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