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‘There will be no need for testing prior to discharge of Covid-19 patient’ – Dr. K Rajo

by Sh Ajit
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Imphal, May 29:

A Revised Discharge Policy for Covid-19 issued by the Director of Health Services Dr. K Rajo says that there will be no need for testing prior to discharge Covid-19 cases.
This revised discharge policy is developed in alignment with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India’s “Revised Discharge Policy for Covid-19” dated May 8, 2020 and “Revised guidelines for Home Isolation of mild/ asymptomatic Covid-19 cases” dated the 28′ April 2021, an official memorandum said.
The revised version also encouraged home isolation saying that the asymptomatic cases not experiencing any symptoms and having oxygen saturation at room air of more than 96% are to be monitored under home isolation.
The patient under home isolation shall stand discharged and end isolation after 10 days from the date of sampling.
In connection with mild cases, the revised version of dealing the Covid-19 says that Mild/ very mild cases (SPO2>94) admitted to a Covid Care Facility will undergo regular temperature and pulse oximetry monitoring.
The patient can be discharged after 10 days of symptom onset and absence of fever without antipyretics for the last 3 days.
In this case, too no testing is needed prior to discharge, the memorandum added.
At the time of discharge, the patient will be advised to isolate himself at home and self-monitor their health for further 7 days.
After discharge from the facility, if he/ she again develops symptoms of fever, cough, or breathing difficulty they will contact Covid Care Centre or State Covid Helpline/Control Room No.1800-345-3818 or respective District Covid Helpline Nos.
In regards to the moderate cases whose symptoms resolve within 3 days and maintain oxygen saturation 95% for the next 4 days (without oxygen support), such patients will be discharged after 10 days of symptom onset in case of absence of fever without antipyretics resolution of breathlessness no oxygen requirement. And there will be no need for testing prior to discharge.
 At the time of discharge, the patient will be advised to isolate himself at home and self-monitor their health for further 7 days.
Moderate cases of oxygenation whose fever does not resolve within 3 days and demand of oxygen therapy continue.
Such patients will be discharged only after the Resolution of clinical symptoms and ability to maintain oxygen saturation for 3 consecutive days
In this case too, there will be no need for testing prior to discharge.
At the time of discharge, the patient will be advised to isolate himself at home and self-monitor their health for further 7 days.
Severe cases including immune-compromised (HIV patients, transplant recipients, malignancy) Discharge criteria for severe cases will be based on Clinical recovery.
The patient tested negative once by RT-PCR (after resolution of symptoms).

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