COVID test will not be mandatory for emergency surgery BMC issues revised testing guidelines for COVID19

  • May 29, 2020

COVID test will not be mandatory for emergency surgery BMC issues revised testing guidelines for COVID19

Lagbhag 5 days baad jiss pregnant woman ki delivery honi thi usko Covid 19 test karna Mandatory tha lekin ab BMC ne Covid 19 testing guidline main change kiya jime ab aise condition main pregnant woman ko Covid 19 test karna zarori nahi hai
 
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All symptomatic persons (fever, cough, difficulty in breathing) within 14 days of international travel shall be tested.
All asymptomatic contacts of confirmed cases shall be tested.
All symptomatic health workers shall be tested.
All hospitalized patients with severe acute respiratory illness shall be tested even if asymptomatic.
 
Pregnant women residing in containment areas or in large migration gatherings/evacuees center from hotspot districts presenting in labour or likely to deliver in the next five days should be tested even if asymptomatic
 
All symptomatic patients identified in -- SARI clinics, fever clinics, OPD in hospitals -- shall be tested.
 
Only if there is a strong suspicion of COVID-19 in persons requiring elective surgery or surgery which can wait for 48 hours, the doctor can ask for the COVID-19 test.
 
No emergency surgeries should be denied to the patient for want of COVID-19 test. 
 
For patients or regular hemodialysis, test for COVID-19 should not be asked as a routine before every procedure and only if there is a strong suspicion, the person requiring dialysis is afflicted with COVID-19, then COVID-19 test may be prescribed and such patients, both suspected and positive COVID-19, should be referred to dialysis faculty for COVID-19 patients.

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