No posters will attach at home doors of COVID-19 isolation patients: Punjab Government
By Ishika Sahni
Punjab Government will no longer attach posters at the entrance door of the COVID-19 positive patients who are home isolated or quarantined at their home, said Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh. He revokes the earlier orders on Friday.
According to the perceive issued by the state government, the move is declared for minimizing the fear of the patients who do not get tested because they don’t want others to know that they are corona positive. To get people tested of COVID-19, Punjab government took this step. Chief Minister of Punjab has directed the officials to remove the posters that are already pasted on the doors of the patients and appealed to the citizens to come out for testing as soon as possible and get treated for it.
“The unwanted consequences of these posters indulge anxiety and prejudices in the patients. People are not getting tested because of this only” said Amarinder Singh when he was revealing the orders. He urged people to take all the necessary precautions and follow the guidelines for home isolation. He added that breach of these guidelines will turn out to be a punishable offence. Punjab government had also allowed home isolation for asymptomatic COVID19 patients who did not suffer from any co-morbidity as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.