The Maharashtra government on Thursday said that in order to decongest hospitals, all asymptomatic positive patients without comorbidity should be shifted to appropriate COVID-19 Care Centres.
“Hospitals should ensure that no admissions are granted to asymptomatic positive patients without comorbidity. Similar patients in private hospitals should be stamped and sent away for home quarantine after proper counselling according to the Government of India guidelines,” the statement added.
Similarly, patients in private hospitals should be stamped and sent away for home quarantine after proper counselling according to government guidelines.
Hospitals should collect swabs of all the suspected COVID patients on top priority and ensure that reports are collected within 12 hours. Hospitals should also ensure that patients are triaged as per the clinical conditions and shifted to CCC, dedicated COVID health centre or dedicated COVID hospitals.