Home-based guidelines now to be rolled out to manage COVID-19

The government is set to roll out home-based care guidelines that will see persons diagnosed with COVID-19 cared for at their homes.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi on Wednesday said the government will complete the validation of the protocols with World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centres for Diseases Control (CDC) in the next 24 hours.

“The technical COVID-19 task force has looked at the protocols and put them up together, what we are doing in the next 24 hours is validating them with WHO and CDC to review them if they meet the standards,” she said.

The guidelines will health workers access specific homes to ensure they are fit to isolate infected persons.

“Once we are through with the guidelines, we will be able to bring the counties to speed so that we can be able to manage mild cases at home,” Ministry of Health, Director General, Patrick Amoth.

The government says most of the infections reported in the country are mild with most of the new patients being under the productive members of society.