New admission norms for COVID cases

 New admission norms for COVID cases
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Karwar: Henceforth those who test COVID positive need not compulsorily get admitted to the dedicated COVID hospitals. 
Based on the illness and symptoms, the patient will undergo treatment at the COVID Care Centre (CCC) or Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC) or Dedicated COVID Hospital (DCH) according to the new order issued by the state government. 
The new order states that once a person is tested positive: 
1. The health team sent by the District Surveillance Officer (DSO) should visit the home/institution where the COVID-19 patient stays. The team should have a rapid assessment of the health condition of the patient by way of finding his/her body temperature. SpO2 level (oxygen saturation) and presence of any known co-morbid condition (as told by the patient or family member) like hypertension, diabetes, TB HIV, Cancer, strokes, pregnancy, etc.
2 The patient shall be admitted to CCC, DCHC or DCH based on below mentioned criteria either in government or private institution as opted by the patient. The patient and or their relative shall sign the consent form in case he or she is going to a private institution.
A. Persons to be shifted directly to COVID Care Centre (CCC):
  • All asymptomatic persons (with body temperature less than 99.5 degrees and SPO2 level less than 95 percent shall be shifted directly to COVID Care Centre (CCC) except the following:
  • Aged more than 50 years
  • With comorbid conditions
  • Pregnant women and lactating mothers
  • Children below 10 years of age
  • Having any other serious medical psychological condition.
B. Persons to be shifted directly to Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC)
  • Patients having a temperature of less than 99.5 degree.
  • Patients having SPO level of 90-94 percent
  • Patients having symptoms like cough, cold, sore throat, etc.
  • Asymptomatic persons with the following:
  • Aged more than 50 years
  • With comorbid conditions like hypertension diabetes, severe obesity, thyroid disease, cancer, kidney diseases including patients on dialysis, heart diseases, stroke, Tuberculosis, People living with HIV, immune-compromised, on steroids, and immune-suppressants, etc.
  • Pregnant women and lactating mothers
  • Children below 10 years of age
C. Persons to be shifted directly to dedicated COVID Hospital (DCH):
  • Patients having SPO2 level less than 90 percent
  • Patients aged above 60 years with comorbid conditions hypertension, diabetes, severe obesity, thyroid disease, cancer, kidney diseases including patients on dialysis, heart diseases, stroke, Tuberculosis, people living with HIV, immune-compromised, on steroids, and immune-suppressants, etc.
  • All severe cases as assessed by the medical officer shall be admitted to a dedicated COVID hospital in Government or Private with ICU/Ventilator.

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