OPD's In Seven Districts Of UP Shut Down Amid COVID Surge
Sushil Sahai

OPD's In Seven Districts Of UP Shut Down Amid COVID Surge

Lucknow, April 14 (TNA) With the cases of Coronavirus shooting through the roof in Uttar Pradesh, the OPD services in medical facilities of seven districts have been shut down with immediate effect. This has been necessitated as the medical infrastructure was collapsing under the pressure of patients and the need of healthcare workers for COVID duties, an official told TNA.

Under fresh instructions from the state government, directives have been given to postpone all other types of operations except the critical surgeries. However, keeping in mind the problems of incurable patients, the government has instructed to continue the facility of treatment of such patients as before. Also, emergency and trauma facilities have also been asked to be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Orders were issued in this regard on behalf of the Special Secretary (Medical Education) on Tuesday. Under this, it has been decided to discontinue OPD services in government medical colleges in seven districts of the state such as Lucknow, Prayagraj, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Agra, Jhansi and Meerut. In addition, OPD, as well as services of IPD, have been limited in these medical colleges.

Instructions to postpone further operations other than the most urgent surgery as per the need here. OPD, neonatal services and antenatal clinics, chemotherapy and radiotherapy services to cancer patients and dialysis facilities for kidney patients will continue to be provided continuously as before.

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