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Pragmatic approach to provide uninterrupted obstetric services amidst SARS COV-2 pandemic


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Abstract

The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS COV-2) has taken our civilization by surprise. Eachpassing day emanate new set of issues, necessitating changes in its management. Its significance & impact on pregnant woman, pregnancy outcome has been detrimental as COVID-19 has been associated with maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in this set of vulnerable groups–pregnant women. The recommendations by ICMR need to be appreciated and efforts should be made at each level to simplify the assessment of COVID-19. We at a tertiary private setup followed methodology for triage and assessment for pregnant women ever since lock down measures was levied. The present paper discusses in brief the approach that was followed at our institute that helped us to provide services without fail during the crisis hour as well as minimizing the risk of infection to our doctors, resident doctors, nursing staff, support staff and health care workers in the team. This could provide valuable inputs to other institutes facing dearth of skilled man power as we all need to gear up for coming months as the pandemic is ongoing with no flattening of curve in near sight

Keywords

obstetrics, SARS COV-2 pandemic, pregnancy

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