The government has issued new guidelines for corona suspects in quarantine. According to the new guidelines, the suspects with no fever on the seventh, eighth, and ninth day will be discharged on the tenth day.
As per the new guidelines, there are 185 such people quarantined at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and Mayo, who will be discharged today.
According to the old guidelines, the suspects with minor symptoms had to be kept quarantined for 24 days. Then, their samples were tested twice with a gap of 24 hours. The suspects were released only after their samples test negative.
Following the old guidelines would take 2 to 3 days for the reports to come which use to extend their quarantine period to 17 to 19 days. The new policy will not only speed up the testing of suspects with serious symptoms but also will conserve resources for faster treatment of corona patients.
The discharged suspects will, however, be marked with quarantine stamp and asked to observe home quarantine for 7 days.
Oxygen percentage of the patients’ bodies will be checked before they are discharged. If the patients are found to have lesser than 95 per cent oxygen, they will be sent to a dedicated COVID health centre.
Currently, 82 patients are undergoing treatment at Mayo’s COVID ward. It is learned that 81 among them do not have any symptoms.
A total of 114 patients are undergoing treatment at the COVID ward of GMCH. Out of the 105 do not have any symptoms. Hence, there are a total 185 patients with no symptoms at all who may be discharged today.