If a patient is tested positive or if a person displays a sharp possibility of being tested positive, we have reserved some special locations for such patients where they can get admitted. To be more prepared, we are also identifying quarantine locations across Mumbai. The list will be updated as we finalize them.
CREDAI-MCHI have been tasked with identifying and designating 4-5 ideal buildings as quarantine locations if required.
The Seven Hills Hospital building at Andheri East is proposed to be a quarantine facility and is being equipped with facilities for the same.
The MCGM Centre for Municipal Capacity Building and Research (MCMCR) building at Chandivali, Powai is yet another spot being prepared for quarantine in case of an emergency.
Difference between Quarantine and Isolation:
Isolation and quarantine are public health practices used to stop or limit the spread of disease.
Isolation is used to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy. Isolation restricts the movement of ill persons to help stop the spread of certain diseases. For example, hospitals use isolation for patients with infectious tuberculosis.
Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. Quarantine can also help limit the spread of communicable disease