A gathering of the Operation Theatre Management Committee, was held below the chairmanship of Prof G D Puri, Dean (Academic) and Head, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care on April 6 to debate the functioning of the primary Operation Theatre (OT), amidst this surge.
The home agreed that elective companies supplied by PGI will must be suspended within the coming week to comprise the unfold, particularly maintaining in view the excessive positivity charge amongst Health Care Workers in PGI.
As many as eight optimistic circumstances had been registered on PGI campus on Wednesday.
It was determined that solely pressing, emergency surgical procedures will probably be carried out in all operation theatres until additional orders. The determination, imagine senior docs who had been a part of the assembly, can even assist to preserve manpower and materials sources for utilisation in the direction of offering affected person care to rising Covid sufferers.
“The aim is to decrease patients and attendants coming to PGI to contain the spread of Covid in the hospital. The Institute should not become a hotspot of infection, and also HCWs cannot be exposed to infection. A decision on OPDs will be taken next week,” agreed Dr Navin Pandey, Department of Hospital Administration, PGI.
The home additionally agreed that there was a must cease all elective, non-urgent admissions, with a continuing watch on this dynamic scenario and choices reviewed after two weeks.