AIIMS To Perform Only Urgent Surgeries From Saturday Amid Covid Spike

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AIIMS To Perform Only Urgent Surgeries From Saturday Amid Covid Spike

AIIMS had announced restrictions on out-patient registrations to curb COVID-19 spread this week.

New Delhi:

Delhi’s premier All India Institutes of Medical Sciences or AIIMS hospital will cut back on surgeries from Saturday in view of the massive spike in coronavirus cases in the country and perform only essential ones, officials announced on Thursday.

India’s COVID-19 cases have soared 13-fold in barely two months, a vicious second wave propelled by open disregard for safety protocols in much of the country.

Election rallies led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other major figures, as well as crowded festivals and religious gatherings, have characterised the record resurgence of the new coronavirus.

With daily infections hitting a record 1.27 lakh on Thursday – the most in the world and the third day this week over 1 lakh – the third-hardest hit country is soaring past its mid-September peak of around 98,000 cases a day.

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