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Pimpri-Chinchwad: Institutional quarantine mandatory for Covid patients with mild or no symptoms

Only pregnant women, differently-abled and bed-ridden patients allowed to stay home.

Written by Manoj Dattatrye More | Pune |
Updated: June 1, 2021 8:34:22 pm
The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation. (File)

The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has stopped the home isolation process for Covid-19 patients and directed hospitals and officials to put asymptomatic patients in institutional quarantine.

“The order will come into effect from June 10… Though the home isolation process has stopped, we have made some exceptions…,” Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil told The Indian Express.

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The civic chief’s order said pregnant women, differently-abled citizens and bed-ridden Covid-19 patients will be allowed to stay in home isolation. In a single-parent family where there is no other person to take care of the children, the patient can stay in home isolation after taking permission from the civic medical chief.

Patil also said private hospitals should submit information regarding even suspected Covid-19 cases. The administration has asked private hospitals and doctors to put patients with mild symptoms or those who are asymptomatic in institutional quarantine, and not advise home isolation.

The order said all patients suspected to have Covid-19 should be asked to undergo tests. “Till the test reports come in, they should be admitted in the Covid centre,” he said.

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