Data suggests that a Whopping 81% of COVID positive patients experience uncomplicated or mild illness and many are completely asymptomatic. Such patients do not need hospitalization, instead a 14day quarantine and isolation will put most people on the path to recovery.
Who all should opt for home isolation?
According to experts, the below category of patients can opt for home isolation:
- Patients who have been clinically diagnosed with mild, pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic by their doctor.
- Patients who have the facility to self-isolate with an available care giver who can provide round-the-clock
Note: Elderly patients over the age of 60 and patients with co-morbid conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung/liver/kidney disease will be allowed home isolation only after thorough evaluation.
What is the difference between quarantine & isolation?
What should be in your COVID essentials at-home tool kit?
Below is the checklist we suggest you stock up on and we suggest given the current infection rate, whether or not you or your family has been infected it’s good to have these on hand if you do get infected:
- 14-day stockpile of provisions, all of your prescription medications for the next 30 days and basic fever and pain medication
- Hand sanitiser
- Pule oximeter
- Surgical mask (please change the mask every 8 hours)
- Immunity building supplements: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc
- Betadine for gargling twice a day
- Saline nasal spray, either store bought or you can make it yourself at home using 250ml of boiled and cooled water. To that add half teaspoon each of baking soda and salt and a few drops of Betadine
- Disposable utensils
- Disinfectant sprays and wipes to clean all surfaces at home, including light switches, door handles, faucets, phones etc.
Checklist for COVID patient care giver
- Surgical gloves when in the patients room and while handling things like laundry, utensils etc
- Double masks – cloth mask over a surgical mask
- Wash hands for 20 seconds regularly and especially after being in the same room
- Limit exposure to patient and make sure to open windows for ventilation
Syncremedies is providing a slew of COVID care services in the comfort of your home.
- Doctor consultation
- Nurse Care
- Care Taker
- COVID testing at home
- Lab sample collection
- ICU setup at home
- Mental health counsellors