The procedure for treating COVID-19 patients in health institutions other than medical college hospitals, government hospitals, and dedicated COVID-19 hospitals has been amended by the Health Department. Due to lack of understanding and fear, people with mild Covid symptoms want to get admitted in the hospital and the hospitals/clinics are running out of beds. Due to which the vulnerable Covid patients are now denied hospital entry, with the effect that the mortality rate is dramatically rising.
An Expert Committee has recommended guidelines for treating patients with COVID-19 symptoms in all health facilities other than medical college hospitals, government hospitals, and COVID-19-specific hospitals. Patients with an oxygen saturation level of more than 96 need not be admitted to hospitals, according to the guidelines. The new regimen was designed to start treatment early in order to avoid disease progression and lung involvement. Hospital visits may be reduced as a result of this.
When a patient visits a monitoring center or a primary health care hospital as soon as they notice symptoms, his or her oxygen saturation levels are tested. Treatment will begin based on his or her current health condition. Perhaps, by the time a patient arrives after receiving the test results, he or she has developed a full-fledged illness. They try to save patients’ lungs from being involved. As a result, healthcare will be given at primary health care centers and COVID-19 Care Centers.
Patients will be evaluated on these criteria at a testing center, screening/triaging center, health facilities, and outreach camps, for example, regardless of vaccination status, positive or negative or not tested for COVID-19, symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, such as fatigability, myalgia, sore throat, breathlessness, continuous fever, headache, diarrhea, cough, loss of taste and smell, oxygen saturation level of more than 96 and single breath count of more than 20 and respiratory rate of less than 18/minute.
The case management, included prescription of medication, adequate hydration, prone position and seeking of hospital care/admission, if red flag signs appear. The red flag signs included persistent fever, persistent cough, breathlessness and fatigability. For oxygen saturation of 90-94% or respiratory rate of 24-30, they should seek care at primary health center/screening center for getting assessed by doctors. For oxygen saturation of less than 90% and respiratory rate of more than 24, they should approach COVID-19 hospital/government hospitals/medical college hospitals for oxygen supplement.
The procedure specifies the discharge criteria: patients must have an oxygen saturation of more than 92 percent in room air for three days in a medical college/district headquarters facility/dedicated hospital. COVID-19 hospitals, COVID-19 treatment centers with oxygen beds, and COVID-19 care centers
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