Cancer Patients and Corona Virus Infection
Corona viruses are a group of viruses causing respiratory infections. The novel corona virus which we now know as COVID 19 has caused pandemic in the world and has affected large number of persons. Cancer patients are also susceptible to get infected with this virus. Therefore, precautions need to be taken by cancer patients, especially those who are on active anti-cancer treatments.
TIPS FOR CORONA VIRUS INFECTION PREVENTION
At this moment, there is no effective vaccine to prevent COVID 19 infection. Researchers around the world are working hard to develop such a vaccine. Till that time, certain important measures listed below can be taken to minimize the risk of corona virus infection.
What to do in case of emergency?
Please call our toll free number 1800-233-0033 and talk to the casualty medical officer.
Appointment rescheduling details
Contact number 0712-2800400 and person for guidance Ms Sapna Kolse.
What to do in case you are unable to travel?
Please call up the treating consultant during hospital working hours to seek guidance if the visit can be rescheduled or any other option is available.
What to expect when visiting NCI in view of COVID 19 outbreak?
To minimize the risk of COVID 19 spread, all patients and visitor to NCI will be checked at entrance gate and asked to submit a self-declaration form given below. Patients with fever, cough, breathing difficulty or suspected respiratory infections will be sent to fever clinic for initial evaluation and depending upon guidance from physician in the fever clinic further course of action will be decided. Attending persons with fever, cough, breathing difficulty, common cold, or any other sign of respiratory infection will be denied entry inside the hospital campus.
Visitor Policy at NCI
In order to minimize, the spread of COVID 19 infection, only one visitor will be allowed with the patient. Visitors will be asked to fill up and sign self-declaration form and those with fever, cough, cold, respiratory infection will be denied entry.