COVID-19 Mumbai: No home isolation for HIV+ and cancer patients

ST Staff
Thursday, 9 July 2020

However, patients with HIV, cancer patients, and other organ transplant recipients cannot avail home isolation option as they have low immunity mentioned the State Health Secretary Dr Pradeep Vyas.

Pune: After previously relaxaing the rules COVID-19 testing rules in Maharashtra, the Maharashtra state government has suggested that there is no need for home isolation for those showing mild syptoms to asymptomatic or mild symptoms. However, patients with HIV, cancer patients, and other organ transplant recipients cannot avail home isolation option as they have low immunity mentioned the State Health Secretary Dr Pradeep Vyas.

The notification further mentioned that the people above the age of 60, and patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, chronic liver, lung, and kidney issues should only be isolated only after proper medical examination conducted by a medical officer. The district health department has also been given some responsibility to take care of the homeless patients.

The guidelines also suggest that surveys should be conducted through face-to-face visits, as well as follow-up through call centers. The body temperature, pulse rate and oxygen saturation should be monitored, maintained and recorded. It also said that there should be a mechanism in place to refer patients to the hospital if they break the rules or need further treatment.

If the person under home isolation has no sign of fever for three days after the onset of symptoms, they should be released from isolation after examining them for 10 days. The patient should then be advised to stay at home for the next seven days and to have a self-analysis. It also said that there was no need to test for the virus again once the home isolation is over.

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