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Coronavirus Pandemic: Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients will be sent home in five days

In case the asymptomatic patient has a condition (diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma), then they will have to complete the 14-day protocol as usual.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients will be sent home in five days
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken a major decision in regard to the COVID-19 patients in the city. With new cases being recorded every day, it is believed that the civic body might face a shortage of beds. In order to overcome the issue, the BMC has decided to send asymptomatic coronavirus patients home in five days instead of 14 days. The civic body has already chalked out a step-down policy for the same.

Once they are discharged, BMC will put a stamp on the hands which will display how many days they are required to stay at home.

In Mumbai, there is a section of patients who arrive late for medical care after being tested positive for coronavirus. These patients are in critical condition and need to be admitted immediately. Whereas the asymptomatic patients are at low-risk and a majority of COVID-19 patients in Mumbai are asymptomatic. Since the number of beds in the city is limited, the civic body has decided to send the asymptomatic patients at home for the isolation process.

However, the BMC will be taking utmost care while discharging asymptomatic patients. In case the asymptomatic patient has a condition (diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma), then they will have to complete the 14-day protocol as usual.

Alongside, the civic body will discharge patients only after:

  • The patient does not have a fever for three days
  • Blood oxygen level is more than 94 per cent
  • The X-ray should not show any previous symptoms associated with any infections
  • Second swab test result comes negative
  • The patients are stamped on their hands to stay at home until the completion of 14 days

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