Big relief for COVID patients: Positive test report no longer mandatory for hospitalisation

Big relief for COVID patients: Positive test report no longer mandatory for hospitalisation
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The Centre Saturday revised the national policy for admission of COVID-19 patients to the hospitals. As per Union Health Ministry, the test report confirming the coronavirus infection is no longer mandatory.

According to the government’s guidelines, the patients with mild symptoms will be in the CCC.

Those with moderate symptoms of COVID will be in DCHC in hospitals. While those who are severely infected are to be treated at the DHC. Moreover, Supreme Court Friday also asked the Centre to prepare better for a looming third wave of COVID-19.

Nevertheless, now no patient will be refused services on any count.

However, it is clear that admissions to hospital will be based on need. This major change in hospital admission policy for COVID-19 patients comes amid a sharp spike in virus transmission rate across India.

These changes will come into effect within three days. This step majorly aims at ensuring prompt, effective and comprehensive treatment of COVID-19 patients.

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