NEW DELHI: The health department of Delhi made an announcement on Saturday, June 6 that patients who have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic must get discharged from the hospitals in the next 24 hours.
As per the Health Ministry, cases which are mild or asymptomatic need not require hospitalisation.
In a joint briefing which was scheduled earlier by Satyendar Jain, the Delhi health minister, Manish Sisodia, who is the Deputy Chief Minister revealed that there are already thousands of COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms who are being treated at home.
In the briefing, Jain explained the various categories of patients suffering from COVID-19. It ranges from asymptomatic to severely affected.
The Minister emphasised, "Fever and coughing would fall under mild symptoms. If a person’s breathing rate is more than 15 counts in a minute, it indicates moderate Covid-19 infection whereas over 30 breathing counts in a minute would fall into the severe category."
"While most hospitals have been able to follow the directive of reserving 20 per cent of their hospitals for Covid-19 patients, some are facing logistical issues and such hospitals will soon be turned into dedicated Covid-19 health facilities," added Sisodia.
He also mentioned that they just need to ensure that the ones who are visiting the hospitals must get all the facilities and get admitted conveniently with no hassles.
The Chief Minister of the national capital Arvind Kejriwal also said that some hospitals are denying admission to patients suffering from Coronavirus, to which he said, " am warning those who think they will be able to do black-marketing of beds using the influence of their protectors from other parties, you will not be spared."