09 May 2020 – Discharge policy has been revised based on severity of case.

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Guidance
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Overview: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued revised discharge policy for coronavirus infected patients with patients developing severe illness or having compromised immunity will have to test negative through RT-PCR test before being discharged by a hospital. Moderate cases of COVID-19 and pre-symptomatic, mild and very mild cases need not undergo tests before being discharged after resolution of symptoms.
Full details here: http://ddnews.gov.in/national/health-ministry-issues-revised-discharge-policy-covid-19-patients

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The revised discharge policy is aligned with the guidelines on the 3 tier COVID facilities and the categorisation of patients based on clinical severity.