Maharashtra govt issues new guidelines amid coronavirus spike


Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Friday issued new Covid guidelines as the cases hit a six-month high in the daily reportage.

Amid this resurgence in infection over the past few weeks, the government has issued a fresh set of guidelines to tackle the situation.

The fresh guidelines, issued on March 23 by Maharashtra Principal Health Secretary, Dr Pradeep Vyas, has been addressed to all District Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and Divisional Commissioners.

The authorities have ensured that all oxygen tanks and cylinders remain full and that ‘home isolation patients’ are monitored more closely by teams of officers. Bed allocation in Dedicated Covid Health Centres (DCHC) and Dedicated Covid Hospitals (DCH) has to be based on clinical the condition of the patient and nothing else.

Recovered patients, who are asymptomatic, with no fever or cough for the past three days, and maintaining over 95 per cent oxygen saturation at room air must be shifted to Covid Care Centres (CCCs).

Up to 5 per cent of CCC beds should have oxygen availability and these beds are not to be counted towards regular oxygen beds.


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