Karnataka: All private colleges, hospitals to run fever clinics

Anil Urs Bengaluru | Updated on June 24, 2020 Published on June 24, 2020

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Karnataka which pioneered the concept off Fever/flu clinics to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic by asking persons suffering from fever, cold, cough, sore throat, breathlessness to go for Covid-19 tests, now has all private medical colleges and private hospitals to work as fever clinic cum sample collection centres.

The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of private hospitals and medical colleges chaired by Karnataka Chief Secretary TM Vijayabhaskar.

Currently, the State has more than 600 fever clinics and more than 1,172 sample collection centres. In Bengaluru city the various Urban Public Health Centres have been converted into fever clinics and 52 government-run clinics/sample collection centres are working.

Discharge policy

The state government has also revised the discharge policy for Covid-19 patients.

As per the order all asymptomatic patients are to be discharged 10 days after positive test for Covid-19 and persons with mild/moderate symptoms will be discharged 10 days after onset of symptom if there are no symptoms for three consecutive days.

Published on June 24, 2020
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