COVID-19 Care Helps Mildly Symptomatic Patient Recover at Home
Seetha (name changed to protect privacy), a 69 years old lady with no comorbidities tested positive for COVID-19 infection. She complained of dry cough and loss of appetite. She had no previous record of hospital admissions.
She had tested positive during the peak of the second wave. She did not meet the hospitalization criteria set by the government for COVID-19 infections. She was required to self-isolate at home. However, given her age, her family wanted medical oversight for her to ensure her recovery.
Ubiqare’s COVID Care at Home
As soon as she was referred to Ubiqare, our doctors checked her vitals, which were stable. She was also maintaining good oxygen saturation levels without any aid. She had no fever. Some of the parameters in her blood test reports were out of range.
She was triaged by Ubiqare doctor to mildly symptomatic as per recommended protocol and was put under Ubiqare’s COVID care protocol.
Our doctors advised her HR-CT CHEST and some blood tests for COVID Grading. Our Care Executive organized home sample collection for her.
Seetha’s case was reviewed again with the HR-CT CHEST report and inflammatory markers. Despite being asymptomatic, she showed elevated HR CT score and some markers were high. Based on this, she was advised hospitalization to mitigate the risk.
Since no beds were available for hospital admission, the patient and the kin requested Ubiqare to continue with home care treatment till the hospital admission situation improves.
At this point, we intensified the care protocol for mild symptoms with more frequent follow-ups through Audio-Video Tele-consultations and clinically coordinated physical nurse visits for interventions. Blood tests for inflammatory markers were organized and relevant medication was titrated accordingly. Persistent cough and general fatigue were addressed with antibiotics, nutraceuticals, and respiratory exercises.
Seetha soon started responding well to the treatment and care. On follow up lab tests, all the parameters showed within limits. Her symptoms gradually reduced, and her condition improved.
After 14 days of home isolation care she was free of symptoms. She was discharged with protein and multivitamin supplements for a month and other supportive measures.
We also counseled her kin regarding post-COVID care.