Covid-19 effect: AIIMS to perform only urgent surgeries from April 10

The choice comes within the backdrop of India registering a file single-day spike of 1,26,789 new Covid-19 instances, pushing its an infection tally to 1,29,28,574, in line with the well being ministry dashboard on Thursday.

Written by Prashasti Singh

PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 09:57 PM IST

The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Delhi on Thursday stated solely pressing procedures or surgical procedures shall be to be taken up in its operation theatres with impact from April 10 in view of the rising instances of coronavirus illness (Covid-19).

The choice comes within the backdrop of India registering a file single-day spike of 1,26,789 new Covid-19 instances, pushing its an infection tally to 1,29,28,574, in line with the well being ministry dashboard on Thursday. The variety of lively instances additionally breached the 9 lakh-mark as soon as once more, the ministry added.

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On Tuesday, in one other try and curb the an infection from spreading, AIIMS determined to quickly cease routine walk-in OPD affected person registrations from Thursday. Solely these with prior appointments shall be allowed, the hospital stated.

The choice to halt these providers was additionally taken to aide in diversion of manpower and sources for the remedy of affected sufferers, the hospital added.

“In view of elevated must minimise risk of group unfold of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and likewise to optimise diversion of accessible manpower and supplies, sources for the care and remedy of suspected/confirmed sufferers of Covid-19 illness, it has been determined to quickly lose down routine walk-in OPD affected person registrations, together with specialty clinics in AIIMS hospital and all centres with impact from April 8,” a hospital discover learn.

In the meantime, Delhi on Thursday recorded 7,437 contemporary instances of Covid-19. This spike was the best recorded within the nationwide capital in over 4 months.

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