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Covid-19 patients can only opt for Home Quarantine if they met these 3 conditions

Even though the Covid-19 daily cases had shown a declining trend, the number of cases remains high and our Health Care system is at its limits. Hospitals are reported to be short of bed spaces and they were forced to place more beds in a room to facilitate the increasing patients.

For the less serious confirmed cases, most were allowed to be quarantined at home. However, there were conditions to be met if you choose to quarantine at home. According to Health Director-General, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham the conditions to be met are as follows:

1. Adults

  • Under 60 years-old and belong to stage 1 or stage 2 patients (asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic)
  • Patients who are over 60 years-old must be admitted to a low-risk treatment center (PKRC)

2. Children

  • Children without symptoms, and with suitable caretakers.

3. Appropriate living environment

  • Telephone should be reachable at all times.
  • Live in a separate room, preferably with a separate toilet.
  • There are no high-risk cohabitants.
  • With a suitable guardian at home.
Source: NST

In addition, Dr Noor Hisham also mentioned that the Ministry of Health (MOH) is setting up a Call Center to help the Covid Assessment Center (CAC) to manage the calls from patients with increasing symptoms and transferring them to the respective CAC.

They will be answering home quarantine or home monitoring inquiries, as well as the emergency calls to the Malaysia Emergency Services (MERS) 999 hotline. 

Nevertheless, only patients who are diagnosed with Covid-19 and have met the conditions are allowed to stay at home for treatment and quarantine. Not to forget that there are a list of procedures to comply with too.

Source: MOH

Click on the link attached for the Home Assessment Tool provided by the MOH here!

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