COVID19 patients can now go home after 10 days of admission in a hospital, instead of 14 days as per the revised policy by J&K Government. Albeit, they would need to have a negative COVID19 report before they are discharged.
J&K Government has revised the discharge policy for COVID19 patients to sync with the revised discharge policy by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. An order issued by the Health and Medical Education department has directed institutions admitting COVID19 patients to implement the revised policy with “partial modifications”. Patients with mild symptoms can be discharged after 10 days of the onset of symptoms and no fever for three days. However, the patient would need to have tested negative on RT-PCR.