COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CHANGES IN THE PLASTIC SURGERY ACTIVITY IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTRE IN PONDICHERRY

Authors

  • Shijina Koliyath Senior Resident Department of Plastic Surgery JIPMER Pondicherry India-605006
  • Dr. Ravi Kumar Chittoria Professor & Head Department of Plastic Surgery & IT Wing JIPMER Pondicherry-605006 India
  • Saurabh Gupta Senior Resident Department of Plastic Surgery JIPMER Pondicherry India-605006
  • Likhitha Reddy Chirra Senior Resident Department of Plastic Surgery JIPMER Pondicherry - 605006
  • Padmalakshmi Bharathi Mohan Senior Resident Department of Plastic Surgery JIPMER Pondicherry
  • Imran Pathan Senior Resident Department of Plastic Surgery JIPMER Pondicherry India-605006
  • Neljo Thomas Senior Resident Department Of Plastic Surgery, JIPMER Pondicherry India-605006
  • Nishad K Senior Resident Department Of Plastic Surgery, JIPMER Pondicherry India-605006
  • Daisy Loyola Observer, Department Of Plastic Surgery, JIPMER, Pondicherry.
  • Mohamed Ishaq Z MCA, Telemedicine Infrastructure and Network Administrator JIPMER Pondicherry India-605006

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4584520

Keywords:

COVID-19, Plastic Surgery, Corona Pandemic,

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way plastic surgeons treat their patients. Lockdown was introduced and all elective surgeries were cancelled and only emergency procedures were done during the time of corona pandemic. Patients were followed up through telemedicine consultations using various mobile devices and web-based tools. Teaching programmes were also channelled through web-based tools in the form of webinars. Various measures were taken to uphold the norms of social distancing. Here we describe our experience regarding the way our department functioned at the time of corona pandemic.

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Author Biography

Dr. Ravi Kumar Chittoria, Professor & Head Department of Plastic Surgery & IT Wing JIPMER Pondicherry-605006 India

Professor & Head Department of Plastic Surgery & IT Wing JIPMER Pondicherry, INDIA.

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