With fresh guidelines from health authorities that all those patients who have the symptoms not very visible can stay at their respective homes for the quarantine period and should avoid coming to the hospitals.
These measures have been taken by the administration of Jammu and Kashmir in view of the growing number of patients testing positive to Covid-19.
Doctors say there’s a need to revise the current guidelines. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the country’s apex medical research body, a Covid patient can be certified as recovered only after testing negative twice.
However, to mitigate the situation given the volume of cases, many states have opted for keeping asymptomatic cases, i.e. patients who don’t show any symptoms of infection, in home quarantine.
In Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir hundreds of patients who have tested positive without showing any visible symptoms have shown a good recovery rate at their homes.
In most of the cases in Srinagar hospitals attendants alleged that their ailing patients were kept along with Covid patients and it has resulted in a lot of transmission of Covid-19 into those patients who were having other ailments not Covid.
Government has failed to instill confidence among the masses that the hospitals have the capacity and view to treat all types of patients including Covid -19. With the lifting of lockdown in the middle of month of August, the results of such a decision would be known only after a few weeks as the government has allowed even the passenger transport to do their normal business.