The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi announced to curtail Operation Theatre services from April 10.
“It has been decided in a meeting chaired by Director, AIIMS today in the Ramalingaswamy Board Room that Operation Theatre services in AIIMS, New Delhi need to be curtailed in response to the heightened need for diversion of infrastructure, manpower, and material resources for prevention and control of COVID-19 outbreak,” a statement said.
In the view of Covid-19 outbreak prevention and control, in a meeting chaired by the Director of AIIMS, it was decided to curtail the Operation theatre services Of AIIMS, New Delhi in response to a heightened need for diversion of infrastructure, manpower, and material resources for prevention and control of COVID-19 outbreak.
Hence, it is decided that only urgent procedures or surgeries are to be taken up in various operation theaters of AIIMS with effect from the 10th of April (Saturday)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a meeting with chief ministers of states to take stock of the Covid-19 situation and stressed containment zones and implementation of ‘corona curfew’ to stem the outbreak.
PM Modi laid emphasis on the ‘Test, Track, Treat’ policy and urged people to follow Covid’s appropriate behavior to curb the coronavirus menace.
The prime minister said that the country has crossed the peak of the first wave of COVID-19 and the growth rate is much faster than the earlier.
He expressed serious concern over Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat crossing the peak of the first wave and many other states moving in that direction.
To fight the coronavirus, PM Modi said that the number of tests being done on a daily basis needs to be significantly increased. He called for ramping up the share of RT-PCR tests to at least 70% percent of total tests done by increasing the RT-PCR testing infrastructure.