Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Punjab govt hires private companies for daily monitoring of home isolation Covid patients

Strict monitoring of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic Covid patients in home isolation will begin in Punjab from Friday, with the state government engaging a Consortium of Professional Home Healthcare Companies for their regular monitoring.

This was disclosed by an official spokesperson after a Covid video review by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday afternoon.

Daily calling of home isolation patients for monitoring their well-being will be done from phone numbers 01206679850, 08068972066 and 04068118722, according to the spokesperson, who said patients 40 years and above will be monitored on priority under this system. Patients are being request to respond to these numbers when they receive calls from these.

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Video Calls for consultation with doctor, in case desired by Home Isolation (HI) patient will be arranged. For any medical assistance and Doctor Consultation by the HI patients during their isolation period, a separate dedicated number will be shared over SMS with the patient.

For any emergency or ambulance requirement 108 or 104 can be dialled.

Health Secretary Hussan Lal informed the meeting that M/s Health Vista Private Limited has been hired for the purpose, and their professional health care tele-callers will monitor, on a daily basis, the health of Covid patients in home isolation for less than 10 days. The consortium has the experience of such monitoring in other states, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Karnataka.

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