What to do if someone in family contract Covid-19
Published: 01:16 PM, 19 April 2021
Proper take care of the Covid-19 patient can give him/her the courage to recover quickly
The horrors of COVID have increased again due to the “second wave or new strain of the virus” around the world this year. The number of patients infected with Covid-19 is terrifyingly increasing in our country with the daily deaths of over 100 people.
We need to be more careful to handle this second wave of Covid-19. At the same time, it is important to follow proper hygiene rules – because only self-awareness can protect us from this infection.
Don’t be afraid, if someone in your family is infected with Covid-19 due to carelessness. In this case, you have to find out what to do and try to heal the patient.
Let’s find out from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) advice on what to do if someone in your family suffers from coronavirus–
Isolate the sick person
- Pick a separate room and put him there, keep distance from others.
- Ensure proper ventilation of that room.
Reduce contact with the virus
- Identify one household member, is not at high risk, who can contact the infected person.
- Always make sure to wear a medical mask when in contact with the patient.
- Arrange separate dishes, cups, eating utensils and bedding for the sick person.
- Clean and disinfect frequently where patients and contact person are going.
Take care of the sick person
- Pay regular attention to the sick person’s symptoms.
- Pay special attention if the person is at high risk for serious illness.
- Ensure maximum rest and adequate hydration for the sick person.
It is important to call a doctor or transfer the patient to the hospital as soon as you receive the four danger signals.
- Breathing difficulty.
- Loss of speech or mobility.
- Chest pain
But yes, there are always five preventative measures that everyone else needs to take:
First – accept social distance.
Second – ensure hand hygiene.
Third – Observe the etiquette of sneezing and coughing.
Fourth – Wear masks.
Fifth – Ensure ventilation or keep windows open.
New addition – Vaccination.
Source: World Health Organization poster