LG Changes Quarantine Protocol In Delhi Amid Growing Corona Cases, Orders Issued

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Lieutenant Governor of Delhi (Source: PTI)
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New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal ordered on Friday that for every patient of Coronavirus under separate habitat, it would be necessary for five days to stay in the Institutional Isolated Center. In his order, the Lt. Governor said that after five days of institutional isolation, patients without symptoms of Covid-19 will be sent home for isolation.

Baijal said in his order, “Under the abode at home, it will be mandatory to stay in institutional segregation for five days in each case. After this, patients without symptoms will be sent home for isolation. Patients with symptoms will be admitted to the hospital if needed.”

That is, every coronavirus infected person in Delhi will have to spend five days in a quarantine centre. Only then will he be allowed home isolation. Anil Baijal has taken this order as the chairman of Delhi Disaster Management Authority. Every corona infected person will now have to stay in a quarantine centre in Delhi for five days.

In his order, Anil Baijal said – Corona is spreading rapidly in Delhi due to monitoring of patients living in home isolation without any physical contact. In such a situation, the need for physical verification has been felt in Delhi. Apart from this, he said that under the supervision of the District Magistrate, the team of District Surveillance Officers will do physical verification of every person with home isolation.

AAP government said – ‘Arbitrary’ decision
There is a possibility of a further impact on the health infrastructure already facing pressure from this decision. In response, the Delhi Government said that the decision of the Lieutenant Governor regarding segregated residence at home is ‘arbitrary’ and will harm Delhi. In a statement, the Delhi government said that the program of isolation at home is the most successful campaign in the fight against the coronavirus. This will harm the national capital.

The statement said that there is already a huge shortage of doctors and nurses for treatment of Covid-19 patients here. There is a problem of personnel, to keep thousands of people without symptoms without infection, a separate dwelling centre will be needed.

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