GOA: More than three weeks after announcing the distribution of covid kits, the government launched free distribution of Rs2000-worth kits that will be given to patients opting for home isolation. Health minister Vishwajit Rane said Goa is the first state in the country to distribute such kits to home-isolated patients. The kits containing tablets, masks, sanitizer, gloves, etc.will be distributed through primary health centres and urban health centres.
On an average about 300 patients opt for home isolation daily on testing positive for Covid-19 in the state. Speaking after the launch, chief minister Pramod Sawant said, “These days more people are opting for home isolation and Covid care centres are half empty. The government is planning its best to standardize post Covid-19 management services as well. As of Friday, he said 3,500 people were in home isolation in the state.” Rane said that the home isolation monitoring kits have been made available since poor patients cannot afford to buy a kits worth Rs 2,000.
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