In Punjab, around 1,80,461 COVID-19 positive patients who remained in home isolation have successfully recovered from the infection. About 38,948 active patients who are in home isolation at present, are poised to win this fierce battle.
Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu said this in a press communique released at Chandigarh. He said that mild symptomatic and asymptomatic patients need not to admit in hospitals and choose the option for home isolation at the time of testing only. He said that so far 2,21,833 patients have been advised for home quarantine from which 98 percent recovered effectively with the telephonic medical consultation of our dedicated health experts and 2,331 patients have been referred to institutional observation till date.
Mr. Sidhu asserted that Rapid Response Teams have been constituted in each block of all cities and villages for home visits and look after positive patients in home isolation. He said, ‘Patients are immediately shifted to appropriate health facilities if the condition deteriorated and severe symptoms came up’.
He said that 104 Helpline is specially geared up for 24 hours on all days of week towards handling enquiries from the public for any support regarding information for Covid-19 symptoms, location of health facilities for testing or admission.
The Health Minister said that 1,90,000 Corona Fateh Kits containing pulse oximeter, thermometer, steamer and essential medicines have been procured and being distributed to patients in home isolation for better care in the comforts of their home. However, 38,169 Corona Fateh Kits have been distributed during this month. Besides food kits, 10,000 Post Health Care Kits are also distributed to the needy patients.