A large majority of COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic and can easily be monitored and managed in home care settings. However, it important to keep in mind that patients can deteriorate rapidly. It is therefore important to have systems in place to monitor patients closely, especially those with high risk features, before recommending home care. A pragmatic evaluation of risks and benefits can help in reducing hospital burden without increasing risks to COVID patients.
About the speakers
Dr Neeraj Nischal is an Additional Professor in Medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. He has a special interest in infectious diseases. He has been at the forefront of COVID patient management and resource development for the country since the start of the pandemic.