Discharged COVID patients must remain in quarantine for a week, guidelines revised
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has revised the guidelines for discharging COVID patients after examining huge spike in positive cases. As per the revised guidelines, all patients who are discharged from hospitals must be quarantined for a week.
Asymptomatic patients should undergo rapid antigen test on the tenth day of the first test. If they test negative, they will be discharged from the hospital. If they test positive, antigen test will be conducted on alternative days and they will be discharged once it turn COVID negative.
Asymptomatic patients, who are suffering from other diseases or related symptoms and listed in category A and B sections, should undergo antigen test after 10 days from testing positive. If they test negative and not develop any symptoms within three days, they will be allowed to leave the hospital.
If they test positive, they should undergo the test on alternative days. Once they test negative, they will be discharged.
Expert medical care at govt hospitals
Service of expert doctors from medical colleges will be assured in Intensive Care Units at district and general hospitals under the health department.
A team of teachers and PG students will be formed to coordinate the services. If necessary, the teleconsultation facility also will be provided.