Concerned with the public health due to surge in Covid-19 cases, state government has appealed to the public to visit hospitals only in case of emergency.
On Saturday, government issued a public notification instructing private hospitals to take measures to prevent crowding.
TK Anil Kumar, Principal secretary to government, health and family welfare department issued the order.
“In pursuant to the existing COVID-19 situation, it is hereby informed that only sick and patients requiring emergency care may visit the hospitals/ Super specialty hospitals and Autonomous Institutions. All other patients with mild illness which requires outpatient care/ follow up care/ elective case including dental patients should not visit the hospitals for the next two weeks or till further orders to prevent crowding and the spread of COVID-19.
Private Hospitals are hereby instructed to take similar steps to prevent the crowding and halt the spread of COVID-19.”