Minister of Health, Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah, issued a ministerial decision on Sunday to adopt the necessary mechanism to implement “home quarantine procedures”. Home quarantine in a manner that ensures the preservation of health and safety to all.
The decision is within the framework of efforts and measures taken by the ministry to confront the spread of coronavirus. The mechanism, according to the decision paper, includes procedures, the person in-home quarantine will follow the procedures given below.
Procedure for Person in Quarantine
Person at home quarantine is to ensure choosing a separate room from the rest of the family. The room should be preferably on a separate floor with a separate bathroom. In case a separate bathroom is not available, they have to clean a shared bathroom after each use. Among the procedures also is making sure to open windows, ventilating the room continuously. Not mixing with the rest of the family at home, refraining from receiving visitors and not leaving the quarantine area. In case of any medical emergency, call the designated number of Ministry, which is (151).
The usage of a phone is essential when you need to communicate with anyone at home. Responding to emails for daily follow-up regarding health symptoms and temperature. Not to share your personal belongings with anyone, and ensure that it is clean and sterilized. The procedures emphasized the continuous sterilization of surfaces and door handles, not sharing towels with other people at home. The procedures, among other things, also focused on eating separately and not with the family members.
Instructions for Family Members
The minister’s decision also stressed ensuring that adequate medical supplies are available at home. The decision also highlighted the procedures that must be followed by family members and other residents with the person in the home quarantine. The minister noted that quarantined individuals must use the electronic application (Shlonik). The use of the app will enable the authorities to follow the status or situation of a person at-home quarantine. Consequently, they will be able to communicate with person at-home quarantine. To check on their health and make sure they adhere to home quarantine procedures.
Ministry of Health has also assigned teams that will make unannounced visits to quarantine individuals. The teams will prepare reports from doctors or health inspectors on each case.
Finally, MoH has issued the procedures, now let see what improvements will it bring. What do you think? Will this procedure be helpful in controlling the spread of coronavirus? Please share your valuable feedback.
Source : Kuwait News Agency