By Liz Shepherd
INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric Holcomb has lifted the state of Indiana’s ban on elective surgeries.
This measure was implemented on Dec. 16 in an effort to clear hospital beds for COVID-19 patients and relieve stress on health care workers. Since that date, the state asked hospitals to delay or postpone non-emergency or non-critical care procedures for three weeks.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Dec 30, Gov. Holcomb announced that he would be extending Executive Order 20-50 for an additional three weeks, which is until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. Every part of the executive order remains the same except for the paragraph on non-emergent procedures in hospitals.