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Breaking: ‘Home-Isolation’ of 18 patients canceled for violating COVID 19 protocols in city

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said that a Covid-19 patient in Assam may undergo home isolation, after signing an agreement

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Guwahati: Violation of Covid 19 protocols by patients in home isolation and their family members have become a major headache for the Kamrup (metro) district administration.

At least 18 Covid 19 patients who were in home isolation were found to have violated the norms and stepping out of their residences. Taking cognizance of the seriousness of the incident, the metro district has already scrapped their permissions and took them to Covid Care Centres (CCC) in the city.

An official statement from the metro district administration said, “Out of a total 66 persons who were in home isolation in the district, at least 18 patients and their family members have flouted the norms by going out of their residences in the pretext of buying oximeter and other items. Since the state government has already provided helpline numbers and facilities to provide all the essentials for those who are in home isolation, permission for home isolation for the 18 patients has been canceled and moved to CCC.”

 The district administration reiterated its appeal for those in home isolation to strictly adhere to the Covide protocols. The administration has been keeping a close eye on them, it added.

In July, the Assam government had allowed home isolation of asymptomatic Covid-19 patients under the condition that the patient should have a private doctor with whom they must share their pulse oximeter rate every three hours and maintain all other Covid protocols.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said that a Covid-19 patient in Assam may undergo home isolation, considering he or she signs an agreement agreeing to the conditions that their neighbors must not oppose to their stay at their flat or residence and the patient does not have aged parents or other co-morbid patients.

Sarma said that the patients must share their pulse oximeter rate every three hours with their private doctor and need to rush to the hospital if the pulse oximeter rate dips to below 95.

With 1178 new Covid 19 patients detected lately, the state’s Covid count rose up to 42904. So far 105 people have died.