Asymptomatic patients in Mumbai to quarantine at homes as hospitals face shortage of beds

BMC: Plenty of space to isolate at homes, hospitalisation is unnecessary

With a rapid rise in the Coronavirus cases in Mumbai, a shortage of beds in treatment facilities is raising its ugly head. As a consequence, the BMC on Saturday revised their home isolation guidelines and now all asymptomatic patients, irrespective of their age have been directed to isolate at homes.

The inclination of the patients to get treated in private facilities over public centres, has led to an insufficiency in the private sector that has forced the administration to come up with this new directive. Earlier, only asymptomatic patients without comorbidities and below the age of 60 years were permitted to isolate at homes.


New Home Isolation Directive

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With increased testing and regulated treatment costs, the city is not only identifying more coronavirus cases in a single day but also fast-tracking admissions in private hospitals due to reasonable and affordable rates. A major chunk of these positively tested patients in the city are asymptomatic patients. The BMC stated that unnecessary hospitalisation of these patients that have enough space for self-isolation in their buildings, is why the preferred private hospitals are facing a dearth in beds and treatment facilities.

The Municipal Authority of Mumbai has further clarified that home isolation is only for asymptomatic patients and that experts at ward levels will be appointed to keep a track of these home isolated patients through a follow-up with their family and local doctors. If there are scenarios of development of symptoms and/or deterioration of health, these war-room experts will be notified and a hospital bed will be made available.

Mumbai is currently dealing with an excessive case rise which clocked at a statistic of 2,350 on Saturday. With this, the total city caseload over the city now stands at 1,67,656. An active towering tally of 1,534 cases has been a concern even as the recovery rate of the city is at 78%. The downfall in the mortality rate of 5.8% to 4.4% in the city has also brought respited to Mumbai, its administration, medical staff and people alike.

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