The centre dropped the order of mandatory visit to a COVID care centre. On Thursday, Delhi’s deputy CM Manish Sisodia announced the withdrawal of the order.
He further said in DDMA meeting that medical teams will visit the patient’s residence, and will further decide to shift him to a hospital or a COVID-care centre.
“The central government and the LG have scrapped the order of mandatory visit to a COVID-care centre for all positive patients,” Sisodia told reporters during an online briefing.
However, the spokesperson of the MHA said in a tweet, “Today’s SDMA decision on home isolation of COVID-19 positive patients in Delhi is a reaffirmation of the decision taken at the meeting held by Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah on 21st June and communicated to Delhi Govt on 22.06.20.”
According to a statement issued by the LG’s office, those who test positive for the coronavirus through the rapid antigen test will be clinically examined by a medical officer at the testing site to assess the severity of the illness. The assessment made by the medical officer on site “shall effectively constitute an assessment made at the COVID Care Centre”.
People tested positive upon RT-PCR testing will further examined by a home isolation team. They will suggest home isolation if symptoms are mild, provided they have two rooms residence or separate room and toilet.
COVID Care Centres Visited After Assessment By Home Sent Teams
Last week LG announced the mandatory COVID-centre visits for infected patients. However, AAP opposed this move.
“You do not have to stand in a queue. Home isolation is a good system and over 30,000 people have recovered in home isolation. We should not do away with such a system, because it increases people’s problems,” the deputy chief minister said.
Forming of teams done from various departments. It includes door-to-door surveys. Completing the house-to-house screening by July 6, admitting the positive patients in highly population-dense areas to COVID-care centres and CCTV or drone-monitoring to prohibit movement inside the containment zones are among the eight points of the revised COVID-19 response plan issued by the AAP government.
The house-to-house screening will complete by June 30 in the containment zone. For the rest of Delhi, the door-to-door screening will complete by July 6.