Minnesota elective surgeries, care to resume next week
May 6, 2020
Hospital leaders hailed Tuesday's announcement by Gov. Tim Walz to lift a suspension of elective surgeries, even as they faced their busiest day yet in the COVID-19 pandemic and anticipate a surge of more patients soon.
While the suspension preserved masks and other supplies for caregivers treating COVID-19 patients, it has allowed other medical problems to fester in patients whose heart conditions have worsened and whose cancers have gone unscreened.