Isolation and treatment F0 at home in Vietnam

The Hanoi People's Committee has just promulgated Scheme No. 276/PA-UBND dated December 2, 2021 on isolation, management, monitoring, examination and treatment at home for COVID-19 infected people in the city.

Persons performing medical isolation at home must strictly abide by the regulations on the time of medical isolation at home, and commit to the local authorities; do not leave the isolation room during the isolation period…

The scheme is to create favorable conditions for people infected with COVID-19 to have the earliest and fastest access to medical services, comprehensive physical, mental and physical care for patients; raise people's awareness, attitudes and responsibilities about COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control to society; thereby, they must according to regulations of the Ministry of Health.

Subjects for home management are people infected with COVID-19 (confirmed positive by RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test) without clinical symptoms, or with mild clinical symptoms such as: Fever , dry cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, tongue numbness.

Infected people have no signs of pneumonia or hypoxia, respiratory rate 20 times/minute, SpO2>97% when breathing air; There is no abnormal breathing such as moaning, chest indrawing, nasal flapping, wheezing, stridor during inspiration.

The age of infected people includes: Children over 3 months old, adults under 49 years old and have not had any underlying medical conditions, have had enough doses of COVID-19 vaccine, have no signs of abnormal health, and are not pregnant.

Conditions on facilities, equipment and requirements for people in medical isolation at home, housemates, medical staff and related units shall comply with regulations of the Ministry of Health. The head of the steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control in a district, township, based on the proposal of the director of the health center, assigns tasks to the head of the steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control in communes, wards and townships. implement the decision to apply medical isolation measures, manage and treat infected people at home and issue a certificate of completion of medical isolation for people infected with COVID-19 after being tested and confirmed to be sure of medical isolation at home.

When a person infected with COVID-19 (F0) wishes to be medically isolated at home, an application must be submitted to the steering committee for epidemic prevention and control in the commune, ward or township where they reside; Through the appraisal process, the steering committee for epidemic prevention and control in communes, wards and townships issued a decision on medical isolation at home for cases of F0.

Strict management, strict compliance

The responsibility for managing people infected with COVID-19 at home belongs to the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control of districts, towns, communes, wards and townships; commune, ward and township health stations; mobile medical stations; district, town and district health centers; clinics and facilities assigned to participate in the management of people infected with COVID-19 at home; staff involved in the management of people infected with COVID-19 at home.

Promulgating together with the scheme and temporary guidance on the management of people infected with COVID-19 at home, regulations, on medical isolation facilities at home which are separate houses; apartments in collective areas, apartment complexes. In front of the house, there is a warning sign on a red background, with yellow letters: "Medical isolation place for COVID-19 prevention and control"; there must be a separate, closed and separate isolation room from the family's common living area; The isolation room must meet the requirements to have a toilet, a separate bathroom, have enough personal hygiene tools, hand soap, clean water, hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol; personal temperature measurement device in the room; central air conditioning is not allowed, separate air conditioners can be used; ensure ventilation, it is best to regularly open windows...

Persons performing medical isolation at home must strictly abide by the regulations on the time of medical isolation at home, and commit to the local authorities; do not leave the isolation room during the isolation period, do not come into contact with family members as well as others; always implement the message "5K" to prevent and control the epidemic according to regulations; Do not share utensils and personal items with people in the same household. After the isolation period is over, self-monitoring of health at home must be continued as prescribed; must be sampled for testing for SARS-CoV-2 at least 3 times on the first day, the seventh day and the 14th day since the start of isolation…

Requesting to others living in the same house with F0 to isolate at home not to contact the quarantined person, limit going out when not necessary, implement the message "5K" and have to fully record all contact milestones during the quarantine time when someone is isolated at home; do not allow others to enter the house during the period of medical isolation (excluding people living in the same house, medical staff and competent persons can supervise medical isolation); All people living in the same house must be sampled for SARS-CoV-2 testing at least 3 times on the 1st, 7th and 14th day since the quarantined person started isolation...

For the agency managing infected people at home (Mobile Medical Station) instructing people infected with COVID-19 to perform self-immunity Monitor health and fill out the health monitoring sheet, twice a day in the morning and afternoon or when there are signs and symptoms that require emergency hospital transfer and treatment as prescribed.

Thien Tam

Source: Cổng thông tin điện tử Chính phủ

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