Surat: With the state in the grip of the latest wave of the pandemic, the number of Covid-19 patients being admitted to hospitals across the city, including New Civil Hospital (NCH), has increased exponentially. In order to prevent further spread of the virus and to manage Covid-19 situation, NCH has decided to discontinue its OPD services and give its full attention and resources to Covid-19 patients.
“As coronavirus cases are on the rise, we have decided to close all OPD consultations at NCH. However, emergency services will remain open at NCH,’’ said NCH’s statement on Thursday. According to sources, as on Wednesday evening, out of the total 1500 Covid-19 beds at NCH, 929 were occupied which is 62% occupancy and increasing day by day. tnn