TN revises discharge policy for Covid-19

Tamil Nadu government revised the discharge policy forCOVID-19 patients and has issued comprehensive guidelines for the management of the pandemic.

According to the revised policy, patients with mild or very mild symptoms, and those in the pre-symptomatic stage who have been admitted to COVID-19 Care Centres (CCCs), can be discharged after 10 days from the date of testing positive, or the date of the start of home isolation, or the date of admission to a CCC, provided that they have no fever for three consecutive days.

Those categorised as moderate cases should be asymptomatic for three consecutive days, and oxygen saturation should be maintained without support. They can be discharged after 10 days of symptom onset — absence of fever without antipyretics, resolution of breathlessness and no oxygen requirement, it said.

In case symptoms persist and the demand for oxygen therapy continues, they can be discharged only after clinical symptoms are resolved and they have the ability to maintain oxygen saturation for three consecutive days.

Tamil Nadu registered a welcome milestone in the fight against Covid-19 on Sunday when the number of people discharged from hospital crossed 1,000, leaving 865 under treatment. And, 13 districts have not recorded a fresh case for at least five days now.

The Niligiris has not had anyone test positive for 15 days and Ranipet hasn’t reported a new case for the last 13 days. Krishnagiri retained its Covid-free record as the sample of a 43-year-old man tested negative. Pudukottai and Dharampuri have only one case each. Cases in Perambalur and Ariyalur have not exceeded single digits.