AIIMS, Delhi today announced to discontinue routine COVID-19 testing prior to in-patient hospitalisation and surgeries, news agency ANI reported. AIIMS Medical Superintendent DK Sharma in a letter today said in accordance with current ICMR’s national guidelines, it has been decided to discontinue routine Covid-19 testing prior to inpatient hospitalisations (regular as well as daycare) and also prior to any minor or major surgical or interventional or non-interventional procedures and imaging in clinically asymptomatic patients.
His letter states that OPD or emergency patients as well as those patients who were earlier Covid-19 positive and have since recovered & transferred to the parents’ department’s inpatient ward for continued treatment are also included in these guidelines.
Letter posted on Twitter by ANI:
AIIMS, Delhi announces to discontinue routine COVID-19 testing prior to inpatient hospitalization and surgeries pic.twitter.com/R0wjcSdaFl
— ANI (@ANI) February 9, 2022