Govt. shifts to ‘large outbreak containment’-THE HINDU-07-04-2020


With just over a week left of the 21-day coronavirus containment lockdown, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday that India has now stepped out of the local transmission phase and moved into the “large outbreaks amenable to containment phase”. With a current case doubling rate of 96 hours and the infection having spread to nearly 300 of the 736 district across the country, the protocol presently followed has been set out in the Union Health Ministry’s recently released document “Containment plan for large outbreaks”.

It states that all suspect/confirmed COVID-19 cases will be hospitalised and kept in isolation in dedicated hospitals/hospital blocks. Anticipating about 15% of the patients are likely to require hospitalization, and an additional 5% will requires ventilator management, the Centre has planned a three-tier arrangement for managing suspect/ confirmed cases which is now being implemented to decrease burden on the COVID blocks/ hospitals. “The mild cases will be kept in temporary makeshift hospital facilities, moderate to severe cases who require monitoring of their clinical status will be admitted to COVID hospitals. Trump requests PM Modi to release Hydroxychloroquine ordered by U. The document adds that containment operation shall be deemed to be over 28 days from the discharge of last confirmed case from the designated health facility i.

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