Story Of Deepa Gupta
Deepa Gupta and her husband were both tested positive for COVID-19 in the first week of June. Self-quarantine was suggested to them because of their mild symptoms. Though the family was apprehensive of the care they would get at home.
Two Days Into Isolation at Home, the family is appreciative of the way the Delhi government is managing such patients. A doctor calls them three times a day. And the sub-divisional magistrate’s office makes daily inquiries too. Unable to step out of their house, they are grateful for phone calls. Asking about assistance in the delivery of groceries and essentials.
Deepa, 55, and her husband, 59 lives in Mayur vihar. After a dog bite in May, she visited the hospital a number of times for her anti-rabies injections. On May 25, after her third injection trip, Deepa developed a fever. And said, “I thought the 99-100 degrees Fahrenheit temperature was a reaction to the rabies injection. Then on May 29, my husband too got fever and we felt there had to be something more than mere fever involved.”
The Anxiety of COVID-19 In Self Quarantine
The couple got tested on June 1 and got the results two days later. “At 11 pm on June 3, we discovered we had COVID-19 and could not sleep,” said Deepa. “The doctor had already suggested medicines in case the result were positive. We took the prescribed vitamin C, B complex, and crocin 650 on June 4 and stayed indoors. On June 5 a team from SDM’s office arrived and verified our details before putting up a quarantine poster outside our house. They asked us to remain in the home quarantine till June 22.
With COVID designated hospitals both private and government straining under the load. Delhi government decided that all mild cases should be sent into self-quarantine at homes, with experts asked to monitor and enquire regularly about the case. When the Guptas downloaded the Arogya Setu app, they found their names already listed as positive cases. They were instructed to stay away from each other and not to leave home. And rest as much as possible. The municipal corporation disinfected their apartment and its surroundings.
“Of the three calls we get daily, two are automated ones. But a doctor Phones every evening to check our vitals and ascertain whether the symptoms have hardened,” disclosed Deepa. We were provided oximeters three times days ago and the doctor ask me for the readings each evening. Our five subsided on June 5, and now we are particularly asymptomatic.
Story Of A HomeMaker
A 55-year-old homemaker from the new Ashok Nagar also tested positive on June 13. ” The fever had disappeared, but since she was COVID-positive she had stay in-home quarantine,” the women’s daughter said after confirming our address on phone, a woman constable come the following day to verify the address. Then a medical team arrived to check her vitals before putting a poster outside our homes.
On knowing the test is positive, the woman’s family was asked to help the COVID helpline number to register our home quarantine. ” Our house was disinfected, and the doctor enquires regularly about new changes or new symptoms, ” the daughter said. “Other family members will only be tested if we develop symptoms. We have to inform the authorities if any of us show corona infection.”
After their experience, Deepa Gupta said, “we were really scared, but now want to share with others. That self-quarantine is nothing to be frightened of.”Umesh Gupta too has posted in a story about the process of self/home quarantine.
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