Symptom and Treatment of Novel Coronavirus under Ayushman Bharat Scheme (PMJAY) Tackling Covid-19
It is the responsibility of the government to ensure better and inexpensive medical treatment facilities for the common people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken numerous initiatives to provide quality treatment for people, coming from all financial backgrounds. He implemented medical insurance schemes like Ayushman Bharat that provides free treatment to the insurance holder and his/her family members.
All the countries are using every weapon in their medical arsenal to control the pandemic spread of Novel Coronavirus. The Indian government has also jointed the fight against this deadly disease. The number of Novel Coronavirus affected people is rising at an exponential rate. The central government has recently made an announcement that will offer respite to the common people.
The government officials have mentioned that people, who exhibit the symptoms of Novel Coronavirus, will be able to opt for free checkups. The infected people will also get adequate medical treatment, free of cost. These necessary additions to the Ayushman Bharat Scheme will ensure that the government can check the community spread of the disease. It also ensures that the affected people will get timely medical assistance, and regain health.
The National Health Authority has been given the responsibility to monitor this aspect. It has been stated that the people suffering from the symptoms or the affected people will obtain free checks and treatments at the listed state-run and private hospitals.
Symptoms of COVID 19 disease
During the special announcement, the government official pointed out that if any individual is suffering from fever, chest pain, lung infection, breathing troubles, and pneumonia will be able to attain free treatment under Ayushman Bharat Scheme. The individuals must reach out to the medical professionals at the empaneled treatment facilities.
The medical professional will take the necessary measures to conduct the blood tests, and other physical evaluations. The doctors can take a decision whether to quarantine an individual or not. It will depend on the test reports and health condition of the patient. The patient will not have to pay for the clinical tests. If the person is tested positive, then he/she will be entitled to receive top-notch treatment for free.
The same guidelines have been added to the Ayushman Bharat PM Jan Arogya Yojana draft. The implementation of this scheme offers medical security to 10.74 crore families, which fall under the BPL and EWS categories. Each family receives yearly health insurance coverage of Rs. 5 lakhs. The medical welfare project offers cashless and paperless treatment for secondary and tertiary ailments. The patient can get cashless treatment if he/she requires hospitalization.
The scheme includes 1,578 health packages. The beneficiaries can go to any of the 20,761 listed medical institutes to attain free treatment. The Health Department is working on a war footing to establish quarantine wards and develop infrastructure to treat Novel Coronavirus patients.
What can one do to prevent infection?
- Doctors suggest that everyone must use soaps and clean water to wash their hands at regular intervals.
- It is necessary to use hand sanitizers, which contain alcohol in them.
- If you want to prevent contamination, then it is best not to touch your nose, eyes and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Social distancing can also save you from being infected.
- It is best to stay away from social gatherings. One must avoid public places, with high footfall rate.
- If you cough or sneeze, make it a point to conceal mouth and nose with tissue paper. It prevents the spread of this deadly virus.
- One must refrain from spitting in open public places.
- If you are suffering from fever or cough, then self-isolation can save others from becoming infected. Thus, it is best to stay at home, and opt for medical attention immediately.
Government helpline numbers
Each state is operating specific helpline numbers for creating awareness among the people. If anyone is infected, others can report the case by calling the helpline number. The toll-free helpline numbers, which have been launched by the central government, are 1075 and 1800-112-545. Apart from this, citizens can call on the number 011-23978046 for information.
Recent medical bulletin, issued by the Health Department of Government of India, stated that the number of positive cases of COVID 19 is 151. The report was published on the 19th of March 2020. While the government is trying to control the spread, the scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to come up with an antidote for this deadly virus.
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