DAK welcomes home isolation of asymptomatic patients

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Monday welcomed the government decision for home isolation of asymptomatic patients asking people, in general, to behave very responsibly to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic

President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik said that they welcome home isolation of asymptomatic patients with no comorbidity. He appealed people to behave very responsibly in order to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“The coronavirus positive cases are on cases. In the past we have seen 600 to 700 csaes being reported daily which is worry for all of us. We have to keep vigil,” he said.

Naik said that the move would help the government to manage the referral cases to Srinagar hospitals.

DAK said that the move is aimed to maintain the availability of beds in tertiary hospitals across Jammu and Kashmir for acute COVID-19 cases who require specialized treatment or intensive care.

The DAK president said pandemic management is always by the people and for the people.

“Blocking roads with iron bars and concertina wires will not stop the spread of the virus. Take precautions and save lives,” he said.

Naik said coronavirus cases are rising on daily basis and overburdening infrastructure and human resources.

“Patients feel mentally, emotionally and psychologically strong at home. Staying psychologically strong is very important to fight out any infection,” he said.

The doctors body also said that there is no harm in sacrificing animals on Eid-al-Adha if Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), in view of COVID-19, are followed and appealed people to follow health and safety guidelines strictly.

“It is the responsibility of administration to ensure availability of sacrificial animals at genuine rates at Mohalla and Colony levels, so that people can purchase them near their residences without any overcrowding,” he said.

Further, DAK advised people to wear masks and maintain physical and social distancing while purchasing and sacrificial animals.

“People are advised to sacrifice animals  in their lawns particularly by a family member and if that isn’t possible, then the least number of persons may be involved in sacrificing but they should maintain social distance with all precautions,” said Naik.

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