Setting up a Local Quarantine for COVID-19 Outside the Local Hospital: A Case Study from Kanchanabhisek Institute of Medical and Public Health Technology

  • Noppcha Singweratham Kanchanabhisek Institute of Medical and Public Health Technology Praboromarajchanok Institute
  • Noppamas Kewsuwwan Kanchanabhisek Institute of Medical and Public Health Technology Praboromarajchanok Institute
Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Quarantine

Abstract

  As we know, highly contagious virus diseases are significant threats to the future of human being. And COVID-19 represents the most recent challenge to the Thai public health system. This article aims to discuss the necessity to use mandatory quarantine and to identify the quarantined individuals. It describes how to setting up a quarantine outside the local hospital. It shows that quarantine was a critically important strategy during the early stage of the Covid-19 outbreak. The   quarantined individuals are whoever may have been exposed to an infection agent or disease and   need to restrict their activities.

Setting up a local quarantine for COVID-19 outside a local hospital requires 3 stages. Firstly, the preparation of quarantine management need consideration on place and area management, operation management and system management. Secondly, during progress period, the local quarantine must pay attention on quarantine person's compliance and infection control. Lastly, infection control and summary information are considered during the shutdown period. Setting up a local quarantine outside hospital is one of public health strategies that can control the contact rate between susceptible and disease individuals. This may reduce the size of the epidemic.

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Published
2020-07-02