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Mediclinic News : ELECTIVE SURGERIES - THE DISRUPTION, THE TRENDS AND BACK TO BUSINESS UNUSUAL

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ELECTIVE SURGERIES - THE DISRUPTION, THE TRENDS AND BACK TO BUSINESS UNUSUAL

Date

2020-09-15

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BIZCOMMUNITY On 9 September, South Africa recorded 1,990 new cases of the pandemic in 24 hours. The country has now slipped to the eighth worst affected nation in the world in terms of the number of Covid-19 infections. In spite of this, elective surgery has been given the green light and it's back to business - albeit with strict protocols in place to safeguard staff as well as patients. Almost five months ago elective surgeries came to a standstill. This was reflected in claiming patterns in the private healthcare sector during lockdown – a disruption of the norm globally. In South Africa, elective surgery in both the private and public healthcare space and specialists’ visits are just two of the areas which have been affected by Covid-19. The link between the two is clear: Fewer specialists’ visits mean fewer referrals for surgery.
Created at 2020/09/22 08:01 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/09/22 08:01 AM by Mediclinic