The government has issued guidelines allowing home isolation of COVID-19 infected persons who are asymptomatic or showing mild symptoms.
Clause 11 of the third paragraph of the health standards about isolation of COVID-19 infected persons issued by the Health Ministry states that those with no symptoms or mild symptoms can stay or be kept isolated at their respective homes.
The ministry has recommended some rules for such home isolation including not stepping out of the house and asking the family members to bring essential items. The infected person should use separate household utensils which should be properly cleaned. The patient should use separate toilet and bathroom, and the toilet/bathroom should be disinfected after every use by the infected persons it has to be used by others.
Temperature of the infected person should be taken and recorded thrice a day and the family members should report the state of the patient's health to the health personnel through phone or message or mobile apps at least twice a day.
The health personnel should be immediately informed if the isolated patient feels difficulty in breathing, chest pain or heaviness, lips and face turn blue, falls unconscious or face any other complication.
The health personnel deployed at the local level should keep details of the infected persons. The local bodies should deploy at least one health professional for every 50 infected persons.
Published Date: Thursday, Ashar 25, 2077, 14:34:00