Max Healthcare introduces homecare service in Delhi for COVID patients
The 15-day remote monitoring package starts for as little as Rs 333 per day
At a time when there is an acute shortage of COVID-19 beds, Max Healthcare, one of North and West India’s largest healthcare providers, has launched a homecare package for patients in Delhi who are COVID-19 positive but show mild symptoms. The 15-day remote monitoring package starts from as little as Rs 333 per day. Advanced monitoring package and extended onsite packages are also available for patients.
The packages from Max@Home include an essential medical kit (thermometer, Sp02 probe), daily monitoring of patient vitals with a trained nurse on call twice a day, tele-review with a doctor every third day, case assessment by nurse case-supervisor, guidelines on self-monitoring, isolation, personal and home hygiene, as well as home delivery of medicines.
Said Dr Sandeep Budhiraja, Group Medical Director, Max Healthcare, “As many as 70 – 80% of coronavirus positive patients show no symptoms or have very mild symptoms. The recovery period for such patients is about 14 - 17 days if proper home isolation guidelines are followed. If someone is COVID-positive and shows mild symptoms, there is no need to immediately rush to a hospital. One can self-isolate in the comfort of their home with our homecare packages specifically designed for COVID patients who do not need hospital admission.”
The patient-friendly, affordable packages will not only monitor the health of patients right at their home, they will also help prevent over-crowding at hospitals in the time of the pandemic and the attendant risk of the spread of infection to others, he added.