Planned operations are being cancelled in hospitals throughout Kolkata, because Number of patients test is positive for Covid while pre-surgery screening or because physicians and other members of the team are infected with the virus.
Accroding To Experts
According to experts, most individuals in Kolkata have their planned operations and treatments, particularly knee and hip replacements, during this time of year.
However, due to the unexpected Covid wave, such preparations have gone awry. Most hospitals’ officials indicated the majority of operations and treatments were emergency-related.
The Number of Covid Cases
Last week, a student from Durganagar, on the city’s northern outskirts, was involved in a crash while riding his two-wheeler, tearing a ligament.The RN Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences was where he was brought.”His operation was set for Saturday, but still the Covid test came back positive.
On Sunday, the boy’s uncle stated, “He had no symptoms.” “He’s been told to stay at home for seven days before surgery,” says the doctor.Three patients who were meant to be operated on tested positive for Covid, according to Sudipto Mukherjee, an orthopaedic surgeon at Peerless Hospital.
As a result, the surgeries had been postponed.”They were going to have hip or knee replacement procedures, as well as fracture surgery.” There are at least some five patients whose procedures have been postponed because they are afraid of contracting the virus if they visit the hospital today.
We’re urging them to return by the end of February, when the number of cases is projected to drop,” Mukherjee added.Sanjay De Bakshi, a surgical gastroenterologist, had many procedures scheduled but had to cancel them after test positive for Covid 3 days later.
“I’m experiencing minor symptoms and plan to return to work in three to four days.”
“I had numerous procedures postponed, including gall bladder removal and hernia repair,” De Bakshi explained.Every day, hospitals claimed, planned procedures were being cancelled.
“In the previous seven days, nearly 25% of procedures in every speciality have been cancelled because patients, physicians, and healthcare employees have become infected,” said R. Venkatesh, director of operations, east, Narayana Health, which operates three hospitals all across Kolkata.