The norms and standards for care in home isolation along with use of oximeters helped to keep a check on the asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients without burdening the hospital infrastructure, resulting in good recovery of patients, says the Union Health Ministry.
According to the ministry, such graded policy and holistic approach has led to the recovery of 18,850 people in the last 24 hours, taking the total cumulative number of recovered cases among Covid-19 patients in India to 5,53,470.
The ministry has added that the series of pro-active, pre-emptive and coordinated steps taken by the centre and the state governments for containment and prevention of Covid-19 has contributed to a gradual surge in Covid-19 recovery.
The ministry has further pointed out that aggressive testing coupled with timely diagnosis has led to identifying Covid affected patients before they progress into an advanced stage of the disease. Also, effective implementation of containment zones and surveillance activities ensured that the rate of infection stays under control.