Senior doctors are crying out: Stop non-emergency surgeries

It provides unnecessary risk of infection of the coronavirus, when the non-emergency and planned operations continue to be conducted at Danish hospitals, believ

Senior doctors are crying out: Stop non-emergency surgeries

It provides unnecessary risk of infection of the coronavirus, when the non-emergency and planned operations continue to be conducted at Danish hospitals, believ

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
19 mart 2020 Thursday 19:00
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Senior doctors are crying out: Stop non-emergency surgeries

It provides unnecessary risk of infection of the coronavirus, when the non-emergency and planned operations continue to be conducted at Danish hospitals, believe Overlægeforeningen.

It writes Politiken.

According to the national board of Health's recommendations to the hospitals just postpone treatments and surgeries that are not urgent. That is until, there no longer is corona-epidemic in Denmark.

the Association has, therefore, a call to the Danish regions ' management to follow the recommendations.

- We need to ensure both patients and doctors and other employees from exposure to prevent infection in a situation where we are facing a coming storm, says Lisbeth Lintz, that the president of Overlægeforeningen, to Politiken.

Sygehusledelser makes continue to demand that the planned operations are carried out, says the association, according to Politiken.

the Board presented the guidelines to release the staff to the patients who will be hospitalized as a result of the corona virus.

Therefore, Overlægeforeningen, that it is inconsistent with National guidelines.

There was a guidance from the agency. Overlægeforeningen calls on the regions to follow the.

Karin Friis Bach (R), who is chairman of the health committee in the Danish regions, says in a written comment to Politiken that she agrees that coronaberedskabet must be a priority.

It is to ensure that patients and staff are exposed to the least possible contamination.

however, the Situation is not the same around the country, she points out.

- It is therefore also locally, to best assess the planned activities to be delayed, and which activities can continue without to compromise on either coronaberedskab or patients and employees ' safety. If you, as a doctor is in doubt, I would urge you to take the dialogue with its leadership at the hospital, she writes for Politiken.

Updated: 19.03.2020 19:00
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