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Published: 2020-11-24

The new norm in the management of COVID-19 positives: home-based care

Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Department of Community Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
COVID-19; Home-based care, COVID-19 positives, Management of COVID-19 positives, Nigeria.

Abstract

Background: The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has disrupted health systems globally and locally. The increasing number of COVID-19 positives has overwhelmed healthcare facilities and health workers. Home-based care (HBC) is a new norm in the management of COVID-19 positives. We aimed to give insight into the HBC of COVID-19 positives in Nigeria.

Methods: We conducted a descriptive review of the existing literature and summarized the authors' opinions regarding HBC in Nigeria.

Results: HBC has increasingly gained recognition for the management of COVID-19 positives. The HBC of COVID-19 positives provides the opportunity for patient management under an atmosphere of emotional, physical, and spiritual fulfillment as required for quick recovery. Guidelines have been developed for HBC of COVID-19 positives; however, negligence to these measures has been noted.

Conclusion: To ensure compliance and harness HBC's benefits, community leaders, religious organizations, civil-based organizations, and opinion leaders should be actively involved in HBC activities. Also, enforcement authorities such as the Civil Defence Corps could help to improve adherence to HBC restrictions.



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Ilesanmi OS, Oguntoye AA, Afolabi AA. The new norm in the management of COVID-19 positives: home-based care. jidhealth [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 24 [cited 2022 Sep. 25];3(4):252-3. Available from: https://www.jidhealth.com/index.php/jidhealth/article/view/78