The government has asked all other patients with mild illness, requiring outpatient or follow-up care, not to visit hospitals until or until further orders.
A notification by the Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare said, “As per the prevailing COVID-19 situation, it is informed that only the sick and the patients requiring emergency care can be taken from hospitals/super-specialty hospitals and autonomous institutions.” I can go.” TK Anil Kumar said.
All other patients with mild illness who require outpatient care/follow-up care/elective case including dental patients shall be kept in hospitals for the next two weeks or till further orders to prevent overcrowding and spread of COVID-19. should not be visited, it said.
Private hospitals have also been instructed to take similar steps.
The state is recording a spike in cases. On Friday, 28,723 new cases were reported, including 20,121 in Bengaluru Urban.