These amenities and special aids are ensuring that we are able to isolate comfortably.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected each one of us, in some way or the other and has altered our way of living. Our 'new normal' revolves around staying indoors and staying safe, which in turn has created another set of hurdles for us- pertaining to a few necessary activities. However, these perils are way more outlined if you are someone who is isolating or quarantining alone.
But now this scenario is fast-changing; thanks to these 5 services and aids providing food, grocery, medicines and other basic necessities to Lucknowites, to ensure their safety and comfort while in isolation.
CoviSelf- self testing kit
The new self-testing kit is a revolution in the foray of testing and tracking coronavirus infection. You no longer have to go from pillar to post just to arrange for a test or step out to submit your swab samples, thanks to CoviSelf. This amenity allows you to self-administer the prevalence of COVID-19, easing your quarantine blues.
Doorstep delivery of groceries
While doorstep delivery is not out of the ordinary, this service has emerged as one of the primary needs of people whose entire family is under the COVID spell. Online grocery marts such as the Sky Store in Lucknow, has emerged as a significant aid to such people. This place offers an expansive range of supplies and a promise to complete the delivery within 24 hours and it is this timeliness, that is winning hearts across the town! People can place their order at any time of the day and complete payments via its flexible digital or COD systems.
Free home-cooked meals
There are several outfits in Lucknow and across, that have started to provide home-cooked meals for COVID-19 patients for free. A fresh, warm spread is a recovery essential and the distributors are ensuring that each tiffin or food box is as hygienic as it is nutritious. From gurudwaras and NGOs to tiffin services and even restaurants, a whole host of samaritans have come forward to help those in need.
Home medkits for isolated patients
The state has also ensured that each patient in home isolation receives the prescribed clinical help, without much ado. Consequently, each district has been tasked to provide quarantined patients with free home medicine kits, that are packed with medicines for coronavirus treatment and dosages up to 1 week are covered in this.
Teleconsultation with experts
Staying alone in isolation does not mean you have to stay away from medical counselling also. Several doctors and medical associations in Lucknow, Kanpur and other districts are now monitoring and tracking patient health via teleconsultations and online assessments.
This service is all-inclusive and extends beyond coronavirus infection and its symptoms. People other than those in isolation can also seek medical support for any other disease, disorder or complication and do not have to visit a hospital or clinic amid this pandemic.
While the pandemic has been unforgiving, these amenities and special aids are ensuring that we are able to isolate comfortably. All our essential needs are being met and that is a boon in itself, in this emergency hour. We must acknowledge all those heroes and frontline warriors, who are working day in and out to cater to our needs, even in isolation.