Hypothetical model of disease course of COVID-19 patients and their exit plan

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In view of preparing ourselves for the possible rise of Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) cases, we have proposed a hypothetical model of disease course in COVID-19 patients admitted in Patan Hospital and the exit plan based on available evidences. This will give us a scientific basis of planning discharge of our future cases. According to it, patients are subjected to repeat Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on day 20 of illness onset and then every 4 days till negative result. Patients with two negative PCR test repeated 24 hours apart are discharged and advised for 14 days’ home quarantine.

Keyword: COVID-19, disease course, exit plan, Patan Hospital

Author Biographies

Abhishek Tiwary, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Resident, Department of Internal Medicine
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Bimal Pandey, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Patan Hospital, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

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2020-05-08

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COVID-19: Short Communication/ Perspective/ Viewpoint