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MoHFW Home Isolation Revised Guidelines
The guidelines are in supersession to the guidelines issued on the subject on 10th May 2020. As per the guidelines, the patients should be clinically assigned as very mild/mild, moderate or severe, and accordingly admitted to (i) COVID Care Center, (ii) Dedicated COVID Health Center, or (iii) Dedicated COVID Hospital respectively. In view of large number of asymptomatic cases being detected, the current guidelines have been extended to asymptomatic positive cases also besides very mild and pre-symptomatic cases.
Patients are Eligible for Home Isolation
- The person should be clinically assigned as a very mild/pre-symptomatic/asymptomatic case by the treating medical officer.
- Such cases should have the requisite facility at their residence for self-isolation and also for quarantining the family contacts.
- Patients suffering from immune-compromised status (HIV, Transplant recipients, Cancer therapy, etc) are not eligible for home isolation.
- Elderly patients aged more than 60 years and those with co-morbid conditions such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart disease, Chronic lung/liver/ kidney disease, Cerebro-vascular disease, etc shall only be allowed home isolation after proper evaluation by the treating
- A caregiver should be available to provide care on a 24 x7 bases. A communication link between the caregiver and hospital is a prerequisite for the entire duration of home isolation.
- The caregiver and all close contacts of such cases should take Hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis as per protocol and as prescribed by the treating medical officer.
- Download Arogya Setu App on mobile (available at https://www.mygov.in/aarogya-setuapp/) and it should remain active at all times (through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi)
- The patient shall agree to monitor his health and regularly inform his health status to the District Surveillance Officer, who will facilitate further follow up by the surveillance teams.
- The patient will fill in an undertaking on self-isolation (Annexure I) and shall follow home quarantine guidelines. The treating doctor should satisfy himself before allowing home isolation.
- In addition to the guidelines on home-quarantine available at:
https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesforhomequarantine.pdf, the required instructions for the caregiver and the patient as in Annexure-II shall be also followed.
- Patients / Caregivers will keep monitoring their health. Immediate medical attention must be sought if serious signs or symptoms develop. These could include
- Difficulty in breathing,
- Dip in oxygen saturation (SpO2 < 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
Instructions for the patient
- Patients should at all times use a triple-layer medical mask. Discard mask after 8 hours of use or earlier if they become wet or visibly soiled.
- Mask should be discarded only after disinfecting it with 1% Sodium Hypo-chlorite.
- Patients must stay in the identified room and away from other people at home, especially elderlies and those with co-morbid conditions like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, etc.
- The patient must take rest and drink a lot of fluids to maintain adequate hydration
- Follow respiratory etiquettes all the time.
- Hands must be washed often with soap and water for at least 40 seconds or clean with an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Don’t share personal items with other people.
- Clean surfaces in the room that are touched often (tabletops, doorknobs, handles, etc) with a 1% hypochlorite solution.
- The patient must strictly follow the physician’s instructions and medication advice.
- The patient will self-monitor his/her health with daily temperature monitoring and report promptly if develops any deterioration of symptom.
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