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Center revise discharge policy for Covid patients

New Delhi: The Center has revised the discharge policy for Covid patients to align with the Covid-19 clinical management protocol, guidelines for home isolation of mild cases, and advice on testing strategies. It was announced on Wednesday.

“After a review meeting chaired by the Prime Minister on the situation in Covid, we revised our discharge policy with severity classified into mild and moderate cases,” Love Agruwar, Co-Secretary of Health, said at a press conference. Said.

He added that this policy follows guidelines for home isolation of mild Covid-19 cases.

Mild cases admitted to a medical facility or in isolation at home are subject to regular health monitoring. Patients should be discharged if at least 7 days have passed since the test was positive and there is no fever for 3 consecutive days, Agrawal said, adding that the test does not need to be done before discharge.

In the moderate category, patients with more than 93% saturation for 3 consecutive days without oxygen support and with stable comorbidity can be discharged as recommended by their physician without further examination.

Agrawal said that such patients receiving oxygen therapy with ongoing demands had the ability to resolve clinical symptoms, maintain the prescribed oxygen saturation for three consecutive days without oxygen support, and be stable. He said he could be discharged after comorbidities.

However, the discharge policy for severe cases, including immunodeficiency, depends on clinical recovery, the report said, adding Agrawal.

According to the Ministry of Health, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Gujarat are new concerns based on the proliferation of cases.

“Omicron has significant growth advantages over Delta, according to WHO. Data from South Africa, the United Kingdom, Canada and Denmark suggest that Omicron has a lower risk of hospitalization than Delta.” Agrawal says.

https://www.siasat.com/centre-revises-discharge-policy-for-covid-patients-2257437/ Center revise discharge policy for Covid patients

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