New Covid-19 Guidelines On Home Isolation Of Mild & Asymptomatic Cases, Protocol For Management Of Pediatric Cases

INDIA Team Latestly|

Health Ministry on April 29 came out with two key documents. One of them lists revised guidelines for home Isolation of mild & asymptomatic Covid-19 cases, including on treatment &drugs that can be prescribed by doctors to them. The second is the protocol for the management of Covid-19 in the pediatric age group. Government has made general and specific recommendations. General guidelines state that patients must be in communication with a treating physician & promptly report any deterioration in condition. Covid-19 positive patient should also continue the medication for other co-morbid illnesses after consulting the treating physician. Specific guidelines recommend that patients follow symptomatic management for fever, running nose & cough, as warranted. “Children with moderate Covid-19 disease may be suffering from pneumonia which may not be clinically apparent,” the protocol states. Protocol also notes that there is no role of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, anti-viral favipiravir, ivermectin & anti-HIV drugs lopinavir/ritonavir in treatment of children with severe disease. Watch the video to know more.

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