Chandigarh hospitals restrict normal delivery cases from outside UT
| Wednesday | 5th August, 2020
The occupancy rate of such wards is almost always 100% at any given time.
The hospitals under the UT administration have restricted normal delivery services for women living outside the city jurisdictions as a measure to check the spread of Covid-19.
Chandigarh has five hospitals that cater to the needs of pregnant women, right from antenatal check-ups to childbirth procedures, from across the tricity. The occupancy rate of such wards is almost always 100% at any given time.
Dr BS Chavan, director-cum-principal, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, said the steps taken to restrict normal deliveries had been taken to stop the infection spread. “It is a temporary arrangement. If the same facilities are available in the neighbouring cities, people should prefer those. We will deal with serious and complicated cases, which come from any area. But for normal procedures, districts should take responsibility. Also, there is more chance of exposure to infection to patients here,” he said.
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