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J Pak Dent Assoc. 2021; 30(4): 275-278


Management strategies in oral and maxillofacial surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: Experience at a tertiary care hospital

Humayhun Kaleem Siddiqui,Jawad Safdar,Kanza Ghauri,Farhan Raza Khan.




Abstract

Abstract:
The novel-coronavirus (2019-nCOV) emerged in Wuhan City in December 2019, this resulted in a quick and catastrophic health problem all over the world but our country is slightly less affected by the pandemic. There could be a number of reasons for less numbers of Covid positive cases and lack of awareness and reduced Covid testing capacity and hence less mortality in Pakistan.
In order to provide assistance to an ever increasing number of infected patients and, at the same time taking care of urgent maxillofacial conditions. This manuscript gives the reader in a nutshell the overall surgical experience of oral and maxillofacial practice at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan in the COVID-19 pandemic and would like to provide a number of recommendations that would assist the scheduling process of surgical management during the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce the risk of infection among healthcare workers and others involved with the service.

Key words: Keywords: Maxillofacial surgery; Coronavirus; COVID-19; Pandemic;






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