Private hospitals in Dubai have reported that the Health Authority has allowed them to perform elective surgeries, which are performed under local or regional anesthesia, in various specialties, taking into account compliance with precautionary and preventive measures related to safety and public health. And private hospitals, «Emirates Today», that they received an update from the authority, regarding optional and non-urgent surgical procedures, through which they allowed to perform surgeries that are performed only under local anesthesia or regional anesthesia, in the various specialties: eyes, blood vessels, and cosmetology, allowed General surgery, orthopedics.
And the authority stipulated in its update that the classification of the patient undergoing the operation be from the system (ASA I or ASA II) category I or II, of the classification of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). The doctor must make the necessary assessment of the suitability of local or regional anesthesia for the patient, and ensure that he will not need a higher level of anesthesia using intravenous medication or deep anesthesia, or may require blood transfusion.
Hospitals said that the authority confirmed the continued discontinuation of elective surgeries, which required the use of intravenous anesthetics, or deep or general anesthesia. Exceptions to this are emergency, urgent, or semi-urgent cases, or cases where the patient suffers from pain that requires surgical intervention. In case of resorting to general anesthesia, the facility must perform a “Covid-19” examination of the patient, to take the necessary precautions to continue stopping the optional operations, and the procedures that generate air mist: (such as dentistry, ear, nose and throat), and limit it to urgent or near cases Urgent.
She stated that the modernization stresses the need to take operational procedures and general precautions, to obligate auditors to wear masks, and to commit one-day surgery centers to closing times at nine in the evening, in compliance with the hours of the national sterilization program.
The health facility should also ensure that an adequate stock of personal protective equipment and sterilizers is provided to its workers and professionals, and that employees and auditors are examined thermally at the point of entry to the health facility.
The authority’s circular stressed the need for health professionals to undergo a Coffid-19 examination, in case of any symptoms of the disease.
The commission stressed the need to take general precautions, and obligate auditors to wear masks.