Review Article 綜合論述
The COVID-19 outbreak starts with the China Airlines and the Novotel clusters before spreading to tea parlors in Wanhua recently. Although there are many hospitals in Taipei City and New Taipei City, many COVID positive patients still could not get into the hospitals for treatment. Many patients are requested to stay home waiting for admission. Some of the COVID -19 patients break the quarantine rules and cause more infections to the family members and other citizens.
Considering of setting the mobile cabin hospital could be late for the emergency situation, local governments set up the quarantine hotels for the COVID-19 patients. As the time was limited and we are lacking for the experience, we found a lot of problems in managing COVID-19 patients in our quarantine hotel. Some patients died in the other quarantine hotels, then some expertise suggested that the patients may need the pulse oximeters in quarantine for preventing silent hypoxia and sudden death. After setting up the oximeters in the quarantine hotels, the emergency situation got better.
Recently, journalist reported one COVID-19 patient escaped from the quarantine hotel, and we found a homeless patient took triple dinner dishes from the other rooms. Some patients complained that they could not get the cellphone charger and even the sanitary napkins in other quarantine hotels. Some other patients complained that they could not get the drugs for releasing the symptoms easily. And, some patients got chest discomfort in the quarantine hotels, but they cannot get the ECG immediately.
Many quarantine hotels were set up in a very short time. So, there were many problems need to be solved in a very limited time. We hope our experience could be a model for setting up more and better quarantine hotels in the near future.