India registered a record number of fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, with the highest single-day spike of 69,652 cases. The country’s tally crossed the 28-lakh mark with 6,86,395 active cases and the death toll stands at 53,866 deaths.

India registered a record number of fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, with the highest single-day spike of 69,652 cases. The country’s tally crossed the 28-lakh mark with 6,86,395 active cases and the death toll stands at 53,866 deaths.

Encourage teleconsultations, eye-care facilities in containment zones to remain closed: Health ministry
Noting the examination and procedures related to ophthalmology involves close interactions with the patient, the ministry said the guidelines are aimed at minimising the spread of Covid-19 infection among ophthalmologists, ophthalmic assistants/technicians, nurses, support staff, patients and their attendants. According to the ‘Guidelines on Safe Ophthalmology Practices in Covid-19 Scenario’, eye drops should be put in the patient’s eye by a nursing or paramedical staff with a no-touch technique.

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