COVID-19: Resuming Medical Procedures

COVID-19: Resuming Medical Procedures

It’s estimated more than 100 thousand medical procedures and elective surgeries have been cancelled so hospitals can focus on COVID-19. For those in need of surgical or a medical procedure, how long must they wait?

When the pandemic arrived in Canada, hospitals had a singular focus, treat those infected with COVID-19. All other treatments and procedures were cancelled. In the first month of the pandemic, more than 40 percent of cancer surgeries were scrubbed.

Earlier this week, a breath of hope for them came from the province of Ontario that some treatments and procedures would slowly resume in hospitals. Each one will have to submit a plan of opening to the province for approval.

We'd like to hear from you: Do you think hospitals should resume canceled medical procedures and treatments? Let us know at Unpublished.Vote today!

Check out the rest of our series on COVID-19 here: