Appeal by Principal Secy Anil Kumar says crowding of hospitals should be avoided for next two weeks
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.
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.”
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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.”
Kumar’s release added: “Private hospitals are instructed to take similar steps to prevent crowding and halt the spread of Covid-19.”