Tribune News Service
Panchkula, April 18
With the district reporting four deaths due to the Covid-19 in a day on Sunday, the highest single-day toll in the current wave, Panchkula Civil Surgeon Dr Jasjeet Kaur appealed to Covid patients in home isolation to self-monitor themselves comprehensively and regularly and seek timely admission to a hospital, if needed.
“Patients in home isolation should not take their well-being lightly. With 2,000 plus active cases, the health authorities may sometime not pick up warning signs early as the situation of some patients is deteriorating quickly. Our efforts will be enhanced further, but keep yourselves alert. If the O2 saturation level is going below 95, don’t wait and seek medical help. Family members of patients in home isolation are requested to call for ambulance as soon as possible. Timely admission can save lives. Let us help each other and save lives, ”Dr Jasjeet Kaur said.
While speaking to Chandigarh Tribune, Dr Kaur said: “In the past few days, we have observed that patients rush to the hospital when their complications start progressing to moderate or major ones. It sometimes gets too late to save a patient’s life. I have requested field teams to be on alert for non-hospitalized patients. “
Dr Kaur also clarified that she did not intend to create panic among non-hospitalized patients. Her statement came at a time when hospitals are already overwhelmed with the number of active caseload reaching unprecedented levels.
The number of active cases, which crossed over the 2,000-mark for the first time yesterday, was 1,976 on Sunday.