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Covid infection fears: Karnataka Health Dept asks people to put off routine hospital visits

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Appeal by Principal Secy Anil Kumar says crowding of hospitals should be avoided for next two weeks

BENGALURU:

In a public notification issued by the Karnataka Health Department, it has appealed to dental patients and others with mild illnesses to avoid visiting hospitals for the next two weeks.

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Covid infection fears: Karnataka Health Dept asks people to put off routine hospital visits

TK Anil Kumar, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, said: “All other patients with mild illness which requires outpatient care/ follow-up care/elective cases including dental patients should not visit hospitals for the next two weeks or till further orders, to prevent crowding and the spread of Covid-19.”

The appeal said:”Pursuant to the existing Covid-19 situation, it is hereby informed that only sick patients and patients requiring emergency care may visit hospitals/super-specialty hospitals and autonomous Institutions.”

ಇದನ್ನೂ ಓದಿ: ಕೋವಿಡ್ ಸೋಂಕಿನ ಭಯ: ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆ ಭೇಟಿಗಳನ್ನು ಮುಂದೂಡುವಂತೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಇಲಾಖೆಯ ಮನವಿ

Kumar’s release added: “Private hospitals are instructed to take similar steps to prevent crowding and halt the spread of Covid-19.”

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