Province still performing emergency surgeries, scheduled procedures to resume soon

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VICTORIA, B.C. – During the Provincial coronavirus update, on Thursday, Health Minister Adrian Dix provided information regarding current and future surgeries, along with the return of other healthcare-related procedures.

According to Dix, emergency surgeries are continuing to take place during the pandemic, along with required, non-scheduled, surgeries.

Dix says a total of 12,000 surgeries have taken place since the start of the pandemic.

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In addition to surgeries, Dix says they looking to soon resume necessary cancer screening and diagnostic screening.

While the healthcare system may be experiencing a strain from the virus, Dix continues to urge those experiencing a medical emergency to not hesitate to attend their local emergency department to receive the care they need.

British Columbians are still being ordered to practice hand-washing, physical distancing, and self-isolation to prevent the spread of the virus.

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