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Delhi Govt Suspends Routine & elective surgeries in these hospitals amid COVID surge


New Delhi, January 14: The Delhi Government, given the rising COVID-19 cases in the Capital, suspended routine & elective surgeries in Lok Nayak Hospital (LNH) & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTBH) on Thursday till further orders.

The Delhi government issued an order which says, In view of the Surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi. It is hereby directed that routine/elective surgeries, shall be suspended in LNH & GTB hospitals of GNCTD, till further orders.

Lok Nayak and Guru Teg Bahadur, both hospitals were running Covid-19 services on 750 beds, whereas the rest of the beds were being utilized for non-Covid-19 services.

Moreover, as per the health bulletin on Thursday, Hospitalisations stood at just over 2,400

Before this, AIIMS had suspended all routine in-patient admissions and non-essential surgeries till further orders.

This comes even after Health Minister Satyendra Jain said, hospitalisations were on the decline, with the surge likely close to its peak. He said only 15% of the 15,000 beds available across city hospitals for Covid-19 treatment were occupied. The government prepared 37,000 hospital beds.

Delhi on Thursday recorded its highest 28,867 Covid-19 cases, the sharpest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic, and 31 deaths, while the positivity rate surged to 29.21%.

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