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Kovid 19: Updated discharge guideline released

Thiruvananthapuram: In view of the increasing number of Kovid 19 patients in the state, the Health Department has released a revised discharge guideline. Shailaja informed the teacher. The minister said Kovid treatment centers have been directed to implement the revised guidelines as soon as possible.

Kovid patients are treated in hospitals in three categories: mild, moderate, and severe. Mild patients are those whose blood oxygen level is above 94. Patients with an oxygen level of 91 to 94 were placed in the moderate category and patients with an oxygen level of less than 90 were placed in the severe category.

Mild and moderate patients can be discharged without rapid antigen testing according to the following instructions.

Mild Disease

Patients with mild illness should be discharged from the treatment center and left at home isolation for 72 hours without any symptoms. They should continue with home isolation for 17 days from the date of onset of symptoms. These patients should be monitored daily for any ailments such as chest pain, shortness of breath, sputum blood, intermittent speech, high fever, and excessive fatigue. If you notice any of these danger signs, you should report it to Direction 1056 or the discharged hospital as soon as possible. In addition, if you notice a drop in oxygen level in your blood to 94 or less after 6 minutes of testing with a pulse oximeter, you should be informed.

Moderate Disease

Patients with mild illness can be discharged without antigen testing if there are no symptoms for 3 days. They will be transferred from the Kovid center where they are being treated to room isolation, CFLTC and CSLTC. Those who do not have a fever, shortness of breath, need for oxygen, or excessive fatigue for 72 hours after admission to the hospital are discharged. Patients left in room isolation should follow the instructions above.

Severe Disease

People with serious illnesses, HIV. Rapid antigen testing should be performed on the 14th day after the onset of symptoms in patients who are positive, organ transplant patients, kidney patients, liver patients and cancer patients. Such a test is negative and can be discharged within 3 days with no symptoms but clinically stable. Those who test positive for a rapid antigen test should be tested at 48-hour intervals until negative.

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