Cancer patients are more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, because of their compromised immune systems due to disease and/or treatment. Ensuring the health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Even in this time of uncertainty, Rajiv Gandhi cancer Institute & Research Center (RGCIRC) is a place for hope and healing — and we’re delivering the care you need.
RGCIRC is open and operating under normal business hours and offering teleconsult when appropriate for our patients. We are closely monitoring developments related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and are committed to the safety and well-being of our patients and staff during this COVID-19 pandemic.
What you need to know before you visit RGCIRC
To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, we continue to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and to proactively ensure that our patients and workforce remain safe and protected. RGCIRC has created a FLU corner and when you arrive, you will be directed to this place. The patient and the attendant are asked about their exposure, whether they have been tested for COVID-19 and if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:
Fever greater than 100.4º F/38º C
Coughing more than usual
Shortness of breath more than usual
New loss of taste or smell
GI symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
If you do have these symptoms and need to be seen for your appointment, we will help you take steps to ensure that we can see you in a way that is safe not just for you, but for other patients and our staff members. Please note that all patients are screened only at the Flu Corner and then directed towards RGCIRC building, even if you have scheduled appointment.
If you have been tested for COVID-19 outside of RGCIRC, share a copy of your results with your team before your appointment.
If you have questions or concerns about this or you have any symptoms of respiratory infection, please call your RGCIRC care team at 011-47022222 before you come
COVID19 testing facility at RGCIRC
We have developed the ability to quickly test for the virus that causes COVID-19 and are testing all patients prior to surgery or admission, as well as before other treatments when clinically appropriate. If you have already been tested for the COVID-19 virus, please contact your care team to make them aware of this.
Limiting the number of people in our facilities is one of most important safeguards we’ve put in place, and one way we’re doing that is by maintaining a limited visitor policy. Only one attendant is allowed per patient. Safety of the patients and staff is of paramount importance to RGCIRC, keeping the safety of all in mind, the visiting hours have been suspended in RGCIRC till further notice
Video and audio consults may be the most appropriate options for appointments before, after or in place of face-to-face care. Appointment coordinators will recommend a virtual visit if it best fits your individual needs.
Video visits allow you to interact with your provider through live video and audio on your own device. You will be able to talk to your provider, similar to an office visit, by using your smartphone, tablet or computer to connect through:
No constipation/ high risk features should be present for Intestinal perforation
Not to give if P/C <50,000 or TLC <500
Not to give if documented systemic infection
Not to give if LFTs>5ULN
1Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic kidney/liver/lung/heart disease, obesity, smoking, immuno suppression, PLHIV Anti-bacterial agents can be initiated as per hospital policy after discussion with primary unit and after taking appropriate cultures. CT Thorax is not indicated in all patients, it can be done on case to case basis.
There is a dedicated COVID management unit at RGCIRC. COVID Unit has total of 8 consultants which help in managing patients with COVID and provide both out-patient and in-patient services along with post-COVID care. Oncology team also takes care of cancer needs of the patient during their COVID infection.
CONSULTANTS IN COVID UNIT
Dr. Nitin Bansal (Infectious Diseases)
Dr. Tarun Verma (Internal Medicine)
Dr. Alok Kalyani (Internal Medicine)
Dr. Praveen Kaur (Critical Care)
Dr. Shirin Naaz (Critical Care)
Dr. Nitish (Critical Care)
Dr. Anil Malik (Critical Care)
Dr. Varun (Critical Care)
DR RAWAL EXPLAINING THE WAYS TO HANDLE CHALLENGES IN CORONA
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