The number of patients in this new option, however, is still small with less than 100 patients under treatment from home.
“To track patients in this condition, we put a bracelet on their hand so that they do not go out and infect other people at the market or other places. We are registering a success story; in Rusisi for example, 20 patients in this category were discharged. In Kigali, we registered recoveries, too,” Nsanzimana said.
The RBC boss said that in case there is any sign of concern, the patient or guardian calls the medics who come and take him for special treatment.
All in all, Nsanzimana believes that the program is a relief to medics.
“This will give the medical practitioners a room to concentrate on critical cases; taking several tests, assuring accessibility of oxygen…in most cases we deal with other diseases that they suffer from to increase their body immunity against COVID-19. Understandably, this category includes a few cases, just 15%. We have the capacity to take care of them, but of course, we should keep working on that option to treat a bigger number of patients from home,” Nsanzimana said.
Nsanzimana reminds the general public to be vigilant, keeping in mind that COVID-19 is an invisible enemy, thus the need to respect all COVID-19 measures.
Currently, he said, 10 patients are on oxygen.