Port Blair, Aug 7: The Health Department of A&N Administration and the District Health Society have taken the unique initiative of distributing a Medical kit containing the following items, free of cost to all COVID-19 Positive patients who are currently under Home Isolation:

Allopathic Medicines:

             Tab Paracetamol/Dolo 650                              

             Tab Azithral 500                                 

             Vitamin B Complex                                            

             Tab Zinc

             Cetrizine

Ayurvedic Medicines:

             Tab. Samshamani Vati

Pulse Oximeter (Returnable on discharge)

A Doctor’s prescription for the intake of the above medicines is also being provided in the kit for the benefit of the patients.

Apart from the above items, all such patients under home isolation will be provided with 2 nos. of bio-degradable garbage bags for safe disposal of hazardous bio-medical waste. This would be taken back by the department for safe disposal at the time of discharge of the patient.

A voluntary undertaking in the prescribed format of the MoHFW will be obtained from all the positive patients under home isolation to adhere to strict self-isolation at all times for the prescribed quarantine period and to monitor their as well as the health of their kin. The District Surveillance team will daily monitor their health status and wellbeing telephonically. Apart from this, the patients will also have the facility to interact with the medical team at the Helpline Nos. 1070/102 in case of any medical need/requirement.

The A & N Administration is taking all suitable steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Islands. The cooperation of the general public is solicited in this endeavour.