Health Department comes up with new discharge policy for Corona patients

Ranchi: The state health department has come out with a new discharge policy for Coronavirus patients.

Director of National Health Mission Ravi Shankar Shukla said that all the Civil Surgeons, surveillance officers and principals and superintendents of the medical college have been instructed to follow the new discharge policy. He said that as per the new discharge policy asymptomatic patients in Covid care centre would be discharged after 10 days after which they would have to remain in seven days of home quarantine.

However, before discharging such patient it would be not important to perform the Covid tests. After being discharged if the patient gets a fever or develops any of the symptoms then they should contact the Covid care centre or dial 1075. From these patients, after 14 days information would be collected regarding their well being.

As per the new policy moderate patients would be kept in oxygen beds of the COVID care centre and they would have to undergo body temperature and oxygen saturation tests. If the fever gets down in three days and for the next four days the saturation level is more than 95 percent than the patient can be discharged after 10 days however if they do not have problems than the conduct of test would be also not necessary.

On the other hand, HIV patients and those battling other serious diseases would be discharged after clinical recovery and undergoing RT-PCR test.

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