We’re sure you must be trying to keep your loved ones safe from coronavirus at this time. While everyone should continue to stay inside their homes as much as possible, wear a double mask, frequently wash their hands, and maintain social distancing, there is still a chance that you or someone in your home can get infected.
With the sheer number and intensity of COVID-19 cases in the country, there is a lack of oxygen cylinders, lifesaving drugs and injections, and hospital beds.
The World Health Organization has some helpful suggestions on the steps you should take if a loved one living with you is sick-
1. Isolate the sick person
• Prepare a separate room or isolated space, and keep distance from others.
• Keep the room well ventilated and open windows frequently.
2. Reduce contact with the virus
• Identify one household member to be the contact person who is not at high risk and has the fewest contacts with people outside.
• Wear a medical mask if in the same room as the sick person.
• Use separate dishes, cups, eating utensils, and bedding from the sick person.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
3. Take care of the sick person
• Monitor the sick person’s symptoms regularly.
• Pay special attention if the person is at high risk for serious illness.
• Ensure the sick person rests and stays hydrated.
• Call your healthcare provider immediately if you see any of these danger signs:
ꞏ Difficulty breathing
ꞏ Loss of speech or mobility
ꞏ Chest pain
Following the above instructions to help your loved one with their recovery while ensuring the safety of your family.
Stay safe and healthy everyone, we will win!