Suspected cases to be cared for at home

in News · 19-03-2020 13:21:00 · 1 Comments

The Director-General of Health announced on 19 March that Portugal will move to a new model of care in the Covid-19 outbreak, with those who present with mild or moderate symptoms to be cared for at home.

Graça Freitas explained at a press conference in Lisbon that most people should call SNS 24 (808 24 24 24) and be at home.

Specifically, the Director-General of Health explained that patients will be accompanied by their family doctors, nurses or other health professionals.

The Director-General of Health said that of the 785 patients with Covid-19 in Portugal, 89 are hospitalized, that is, 15 percent.


Comments:

This 'stub' of a article is so poorly written or edited that it's quite difficult to grasp the meaning. 1) People with mild or miderate cases should be cared for at home. That's fine and clear. Then "most people should call" the SNS number. When? At what point? As soon as they believe they have symptoms? After a few days when they are pretty sure they have Covid-19? Only when they are getting seriously ill and need an ambulance? "...the DG of Health explained that patients will be accompanied by their family doctors, nurses or other health professionals." What does this mean!? "Accompanied" where and when? In what circumstances? Explain! And instead of ending with what percentage of confirmed (tested) cases are hospitalised in Portugal, how about stats on what percentage of those hospitalised have recovered? And what the age breakdown is of diagnosed cases. And that thouse without symptoms ARE NOT necessarily free of the disease, and MUST sequester themselves according to the rules, as they can become "super carriers" and harm other people if they range freely. Come on. THINK. This is a worthless fragment of a story. People need better reporting.

By Jude Irwin from Beiras on 19-03-2020 03:13
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