The Health Ministry revised guidelines relating to home isolation of mild and asymptomatic Covid-19 cases on Wednesday amid the surge of cases around India.
“Over the past two years, it has been seen globally as well as in India that majority of cases of COVID-19 are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms. Such cases usually recover with minimal interventions and accordingly may be managed at home under proper medical guidance and monitoring.
The guidelines are applicable to Covid-19 positive patients who have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic. This includes having an oxygen saturation of more than 93% without shortness of breath and other common symptoms.
Guidelines for home isolation
The Ministry underlines that for patients with mild/asymptomatic cases will be given a designated control room contact number at the district/subdistrict level to help with guidance for testing and management of illness.
Such cases should have the required facility at their residence for self-isolation and for quarantining
Ideally, the patient should have a caregiver who has completed their COVID-19 vaccinations on a 24×7 basis
Elderly patients aged more than 60 years and those with co-morbid conditions will only be allowed home isolation after proper evaluation
Immunocompromised patients are not recommended for home isolation and will also only be allowed home isolation after proper evaluation
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