NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville doctors have noticed a number of emergency room visits, from people working on do-it-yourself projects at home.
They worry it could cause a shortage in resources, right before we see a surge in local COVID-19 cases.
In a press conference Monday, Dr. Alex Jahangir of the Metro COVID-19 Task Force said he was still performing surgeries for injuries he feels could have been prevented.
“Most of my surgeries I performed yesterday were on people who were injured doing things that they should not have been involved with if they had followed the (governor’s) order,” said Jahangir.
While there hasn’t been a dramatic increase in home improvement injuries, doctors say these are far from a sprained wrist or twisted ankle.
People have been reportedly showing up to emergency departments, with traumatic injuries.
Most hospitals have postponed non-essential surgeries, if they don’t affect anyone’s life or limbs.