COVID-19 Rules in place for 'proxy cases' says Goa minister

    Panaji, Oct 16 (PTI) People showing COVID-19 like
symptoms but who have tested negative in RT-PCR tests will be
considered as "proxy cases" and their records will be
maintained separately in Goa, state health minister Vishwajit
Rane said on Friday.
    The decision was taken on the basis of the "death
audit report" in connection with the outbreak and was in
keeping with World Health Organisation guidelines, he told
reporters after a health review meeting here.
    He said strict monitoring of patients in home
isolation will help contain the outbreak soon and such persons
would be given home isolation kits.
    "If more than one person from a family test positive,
each member of the family would be given home isolation kits
with supplementary medicine supply. The health department
would be developing a dashboard in association with state-run
Goa Electronics Limited to monitor distribution of the kits,"
he added. PTI RPS

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