Q- Who is eligible for home isolation?
- Patients should at all times use a triple-layer medical mask. Discard mask after 8 hours of use or earlier if they become wet or visibly soiled. Mask should be discarded only after disinfecting it with 1% Sodium Hypo-chlorite.
- Patients must stay in the identified room and away from other people at home, especially elderlies and those with co-morbid conditions like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, etc.
- The patient must take rest and drink a lot of fluids to maintain adequate hydration
- Hands must be washed often with soap and water for at least 40 seconds.
- Don’t share personal items with other people.
- Clean surfaces in the room that are touched often (tabletops, doorknobs, handles, etc) with 1% hypochlorite solution.
- The patient must strictly follow the physician’s instructions and medication advice.
- The patient will self-monitor his/her health with daily temperature monitoring and report promptly if develops any deterioration of symptom as detailed below.
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Q- When to seek medical attention?
Patients / Caregivers will keep monitoring their health. Immediate medical attention must be sought if serious signs or symptoms develop. These could include
- Difficulty in breathing,
- Persistent pain/pressure in the chest,
- Mental confusion or inability to arouse,
- Developing bluish discolorations of lips/face and
- As advised by treating medical officer
Q- When to discontinue home isolation?
Patients under home isolation will end home isolation after 17 days of onset of symptoms (or date of sampling, for pre-symptomatic cases) and no fever for 10 days. There is no need for testing after the home isolation period is over.