Home Isolation Facility For COVID Patients Will Continue In Pune: Health Minister Clarifies
Pune, 26th May 2021: Maharashtra state health minister Rajesh Tope has clarified that there will be no compulsory institutional quarantine rules for Pune city and home isolation facilities will be continued.
The state government on Tuesday declared that in the districts where the average infection rate among the people is higher than the state, home isolation facilities will not be allowed in those districts and infected people must go into institutional quarantine. This decision created panic among people and Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol opposed this decision.
As the number of patients is decreasing continuously in Pune city. The average positivity rate has also lowered so there is no need for compulsory institutional quarantine rule for Pune city, said the Mayor.
Considering the situation, health minister Rajesh Tope said, “There will be no compulsory institutional quarantine rules for Pune city and home isolation facilities will be continued.”
Home isolation will be allowed for patients with mild symptoms who have a separate room and a separate bathroom while staying at home.
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