Patients who have mild symptoms of infection for up to 72 hours can be discharged without RAT. However, they will have to remain home quarantined for 17 days from the onset of symptoms.
With the increase of Kovid-19 cases in Kerala, there is a lot of emphasis on health infrastructure. In such a situation, the state has allowed the discharge of mild and medium grade patients without rapid antigen test (RAT). New discharge norms are being implemented in the state from Monday. According to this, patients who have mild symptoms of infection for up to 72 hours can be discharged without RAT. However, they will have to remain home quarantined for 17 days from the onset of symptoms. Middle-class patients can be discharged without RAT if they do not show any symptoms for three days. It has been said in the guidelines that they should go to the home quarantine.
New guidelines regarding serious patients have said that RAT should be done on day 14 of the onset of symptoms. If the report comes negative then such patients can be discharged if there are no symptoms for three days. In addition, if the condition remains critical for 14 days after becoming infected, the victim can be referred to first line treatment centers. RAT of such serious patients can be done in first line treatment centers. The RAT will continue to be done until the report becomes negative.
With the arrival of 21,890 new cases of corona virus infection in Kerala on Monday, the number of infected people in the state has increased to 14.27 lakh. 70 health workers are also involved in new cases of infection. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that after the death of 28 patients of Kovid-19 in the state, the death toll increased to 5,138. During the same period, 7,943 people were discharged from hospitals after becoming healthy, with which 11,89,267 people have been infection-free so far.
CM Vijayan inaugurated the 108-room Taj Vivanta Hotel in the city on Monday. The hotel is managed by the Tata Group’s Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), the largest hospitality company in South Asia. IHCL managing director and CEO Puneet Chhatwal said that the inauguration of Vivanta is in line with the company’s development plan of presence in the capitals of all states of the country.
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