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Safe for coronavirus patients to undergo surgery, says Centre

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The Centre on Thursday asserted that coronavirus patients requiring surgery need not be denied surgical intervention, saying present data indicates that such procedures are safe and not associated with higher chances of complications or deaths with the current variant.

At a press conference, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry, Lav Agarwal, presented an "Analysis of Surgeries during the current surge Covid OT cases in AIIMS, Delhi" from December 20, 2021 to January 20, 2022 at a press conference.

According to the study, a total of 53 Covid cases underwent surgery, of which 32 (60 per cent) were given regional anaesthesia and 21 (40 per cent) were given general anaesthesia.