Mild patients may have to vacate beds sooner for the critica
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The health ministry is considering coming out with guidelines for the early discharge of patients with mild symptoms of Covid-19 in a bid to address an expected shortage of beds for critically ill patients across the country. In Maharashtra, officials said it is mostly mild patients who have occupied beds, leaving in the lurch those in need of hospitalization.

About 80% of the people who test positive for Covid-19 display mild or very mild symptoms, according to the ministry, and most of them recover on their own within a week. In light of this, some members of the ministry’s advisory committee have suggested that patients need not spend 14 days in isolation in hospitals and can be discharged after seven days.

This process applies only to patients below the age of 55 who do not display symptoms such as cough, cold, fever, and loss of taste and sense. They should not have any other medical conditions. Their hands will be stamped with a ‘home quarantine’ label and they will remain in isolation at their residences for 14 to 28 days.

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Source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/diagnostics/mild-patients-may-have-to-vacate-beds-sooner-for-the-critically-ill/75616318
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