Elective surgical procedures have been virtually placed on maintain on the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after 14 of the 30 resident medical doctors and medical college students in its anesthesiology division examined optimistic for Covid-19 within the final couple of days, mentioned the dean of the institute.
Round 230 hospital staff, which embrace 56 medical doctors — 11 school members within the rank of assistant professor and above and 45 resident medical doctors — have to this point contracted the virus, mentioned Dr Sanjeev Kumar, nodal officer for Covid-19 at AIIMS-Patna. Apart from, there are various different outsourced staff on the institute who’re additionally contaminated by the SARS CoV-2 virus , he added.
“Six of our operation theatres (OTs) functioned for routine instances and three-four for emergencies on Friday. As of now, we aren’t positive what number of OTs will operate on Monday as a result of three different resident medical doctors have reported unwell and we’re awaiting their Covid-19 check report. We’re already wanting palms after 14 of our 30 resident medical doctors and postgraduate college students have examined optimistic for Covid-19,” mentioned professor and head of, division of anaesthesiology, Dr Umesh Bhadani, additionally the dean (lecturers) of the institute.
The anesthesiology division has 20 post-graduate college students, 10 senior residents, and 12 school members . The sanctioned school power within the division is 15.
The institute has a complete 33 absolutely purposeful operation theatres however is ready to run a most of 15-16 OTs on regular days with the present workforce within the anesthesiology division. In the course of the pandemic, the variety of routine OTs has diminished by greater than half, mentioned Dr Bhadani.
“We can not cease surgical procedures within the emergency or the obstetrics and gynecology division. So, we’re utilising no matter out there manpower assets we’ve to maintain the OTs for emergency surgical procedures operational,” added Dr Bhadani.
The Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), an autonomous establishment of the state authorities, has already stopped elective surgical procedures.
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