The Fact News Service
Patiala, May 2
Facing the challenges of deadly CORONAVIRUS, as many as 22,647 patients of Patiala district have recovered successfully during home isolation.
Divulging the information, Civil Surgeon Dr. Satinder Singh said that currently about 3863 active patients are undergoing home isolation and being monitored by the various medical teams by counseling them to win the fight against pandemic by adhering to precautions and keeping their vitals sent to the health teams regularly.
“The patients with mild symptoms and no symptoms need not be admitted in the hospitals and such patients can opt for the home isolation only at the time of testing,” said, Dr. Satinder Singh by adding that so far 26510 patients have been advised to stay in home isolation, out of which 98 percent have successfully recovered after receiving the medical advice of our dedicated health experts over the telephone and so far only 281 patients have been referred for institutional monitoring.
The Civil Surgeon further said that Rapid Response Teams have been constituted in every block by covering all the towns and villages for the care of positive patients under home isolation. He said if the condition of the patients gets deteriorates and severe symptoms appear then the patients would immediately be shifted to the health centers. He said that a 24×7 helpline 104, has been specifically set up to provide any help regarding the symptoms, testing or admission of COVID-19 to the nearest health facilities.
He said that Mission Fateh kits containing pulse oximeter, thermometer, steamer and essential medicines were being distributed to the COVID positive patients undergoing home isolation for better care as per the requirement and by the home isolation cell set up by the district administration. Timely inquiries are being made to care for these patients. He appealed to the patients who have recuperated from COVID, should submit the pulse oximeters with them to the nearby health centers to overcome the short supply of these in the kits.