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Ministry issues fresh guidelines; cuts short stay of patients showing mild symptoms

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has released fresh guidelines pertaining to discharge of COVID-19 patients, getting treatment at different Covid facilities or hospitals. As per the guidelines, those who have mild symptoms can be asked to cut short their stay in a Covid facility or hospital. This comes amidst shortage of beds for emergency patients.

“This is interesting as this would not only save the number of tests, and by default help in new testing but also ensure that more patients in severe condition can be accommodated at the Covid facilities and hospitals,” an official release was quoted saying by a timesnow report.

According to the new guidelines, patients showing mild symptoms like no fever, can be discharged after 10 days of symptoms. Further, there will be no need for testing prior to discharge.

However, the authorities will follow up through teleconference on the 14th day, it said. Adding that the patients needing oxygenation or severe cases will be kept until clinical recovery.

As per the latest data given by the Ministry, India has reported 3,390 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus, while as many as 1,273 patients have recovered from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours.

With more people recovering from the viral infection, the recovery percentage of Covid-19 in the country has now improved to 29.36 per cent, it added.

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