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COVID 19

Cancer patients are more vulnerable to the novel coronovirus, 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
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing more than usual
  • Shortness of breath more than usual
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • 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.

Visitor’s Policy

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

Virtual Visit

 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:

On mobile devices: Install and use RGCI Care app

On desktops: Access the same services using RGCI Website

How you can Protect yourself

  • Always wear a mask in public in avoid spread of infection.
  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Discard the tissue and clean your hands. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve.
  • Maintain social distance. This means you should avoid contact with other people and keep a distance of at least six feet between yourself and others.
  • Do not shake hands with others.
  • Avoid direct contact with people who are sick.

Steps taken by RGCIRC for the safety of all

  • Carefully monitored entrance points
  • Screening of all patients for symptoms and possible COVID-19 exposure before entering our buildings
  • Universal masking required for all patients, visitors and staff
  • Waiting areas arranged for social distancing
  • Enhanced cleaning of exam rooms and equipment after each patient
  • Frequent deep cleaning of OPD and Reception area
  • All members of your care team at RGCIRC are required to wear protective face masks while at work to help further protect our patients.
  • All patients are required to wear a face mask throughout their time in RGCIRC.
  • Reconfiguring Dining area seating to allow for recommended social distancing.
  • Observing standards for staff use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Government of India Guidelines on COVID 19

Ministry of Health and family Welfare, Government of India

DR RAWAL EXPLAINING THE WAYS TO HANDLE CHALLENGES IN CORONA

Our Locations
  • Sir Chotu Ram Marg, Sector – 5, Rohini Institutional Area, Rohini, New Delhi, Delhi – 110085, India

    +91-11-47022222 | Fax +91 11 27051037

  • Squadron Leader Mahender Kumar Jain Marg, Block K, Niti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

    +91-11-45822222 / +91-11-45822200

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