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Every patient treated at home frees-up a hospital bed for someone critical: NatHealth Secretary General

PT Jyothi Datta | Updated on: Jan 06, 2022

Between the Delta and Omicron variants of the coronavirus, the need for home healthcare has been acutely felt and a fledgling healthcare service has begun to grow.

Largely fragmented, and yet, about two crore patients have been supported during the second wave. Not a moment too soon, the Centre revised home isolation guidelines on January 5th.

In fact, this week, NatHealth (a platform for various healthcare arms including hospitals) also came out with a white paper on home healthcare, focusing on issues including standardised procedures, insurance coverage, data privacy, and training the human resource needed to staff these services, says Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Secretary-General, NatHealth.

Published on Jan 06, 2022

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