Kathmandu, Sept. 28: More than 50 per cent of the COVID-19 patients are staying in home isolation in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), of the 19,019 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation, 8,321 patients are in institutional isolation and 10,698 are in home isolation.
The MoHP has prioritised home isolation over hospitals for the asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 patients owing to the burden to hospitals and health care system.
In late August, the government had decided to hospitalise only symptomatic patients while asymptomatic patients would be asked to isolate at home. The MoHP has time and again asked all the patients to follow the safety protocols while staying in home isolation.
As per the latest update, 482 patients are staying at home isolation in State 1 and 674 in State 2. In Bagmati State 6,095 patients are staying at home, 374 patients in Gandaki State, 1694 in State 5. Similarly, in Karnali State 225 patients and in Sudurpaschim 155 patients are staying in home isolation.
– The Rising Nepal