Resuming elective surgeries in Corona pandemic from the perspective of a developing country

Authors

  • Yogesh Kumar Sarin Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46831/jpas.v1i1.27

Keywords:

COVID-19, Resuming surgery, Developing country

Abstract

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare facilities have entered into a “crisis mode”. One of the measures used to allow hospitals to surge their capacity and serve the patient population with COVID-19 infection was the suspension of elective activity, most importantly elective surgery and other procedures. Now as the infection is fading, efforts are being made to resume elective surgical services keeping in mind the safety of the patient and health care workers. Resuming surgical services in developing countries is an uphill task. 

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Published

2020-07-10

How to Cite

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Sarin YK. Resuming elective surgeries in Corona pandemic from the perspective of a developing country . J Pediatr Adolesc Surg [Internet]. 2020Jul.10 [cited 2020Oct.28];1(1):19-21. Available from: http://jpedas.org/ojs/index.php/jpedas/article/view/27
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