Hospitals reduce OPD timing, cancel elective surgeries
Safdarjung Hospital has been decided to cancel all elective surgeries with immediate effect
A hospital OPD is one of the most crowded areas in a hospital and unavoidably so.
To curtail social contact and encourage social distancing in view of the coronavirus outbreak, Delhi’s LNJP Hospital as reduced its OPD timing. The revised timing is 8:30 am to 10 am, while the regular timing was 8-11:30 am.
Also, Safdarjung Hospital administration, in an order stated that in view of the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, it has been decided to cancel all elective surgeries in the hospital with immediate effect and until further orders.
New Delhi's AIIMS has also requested its patients to postpone their appointment at AIIMS if it is not urgent in nature, keeping patient safety in mind.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi stands 10, which includes one foreign national.
The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India stands at 166, with 141 Indian nationals and 25 foreigners. Maharashtra leads in the maximum number of cases (47).