ECHS introduces home isolation package for COVID-19 affected veterans

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ECHS introduces home isolation package for COVID-19 affected veterans

Vijay Mohan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 28

The Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) has launched a paid home isolation package for its beneficiaries who’ve been suggested home quarantine as a result of COVID-19.

The package consists of go to of medical doctors at home twice per week, monitoring of temperature, pulse, oxygen ranges and blood stress, dietician session, administration of injections and medicines, use of oxygen cylinder, and monitoring by nursing employees based mostly on the situation of the affected person.

Due to the latest surge in variety of COVID-19 instances and lack of ability of the well being infrastructure to deal with the sudden rise within the variety of instances, numerous beneficiaries with gentle signs are being suggested home quarantine.

“During the home quarantine, there is a need to monitor the patient for his parameters such as temperature, SpO2 levels, blood pressure, etc., as also to consume prescribed medicines. In certain cases, there may be a requirement to administer oxygen to the patient,” a round issued by the ECHS Central Organisation at Army Headquarters on April 27 states.

“If an ECHS beneficiary who is having complaints of fever, cough, or diarrhoea, etc., and consults a doctor at a service, government, empanelled or non-empanelled hospital, where he is advised home isolation and RT-PCR test, he will be entitled to purchase a home isolation package,” the round provides.

The price incurred on availing the package by a affected person will likely be reimbursed by ECHS with a ceiling restrict if Rs 1,000 per day as much as 14 days from the date of recommendation for home quarantine.

In addition, the usage of oxygen cylinder or oxygen concentrator a home, provision of ambulance to shift a affected person to hospital if the necessity arises and blood exams RT-PCR and CT-scan would even be reimbursable for home quarantine.

ECHS offers medi-care to retired armed forces personnel, their dependents and another entitled classes by means of a community of 427 polyclinics unfold throughout the nation. It has a scriber base of over 50 lakh beneficiaries.

Following the latest surge in COVID-19 instances, ECHS polyclinics have been opened up for offering COVID-19 remedy to its beneficiaries. Yesterday, the Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh had additionally authorized the hiring of further contractual employees in 51 ECHS services to cater to the elevated work load.

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