Impact of COVID-19 on general surgical residents in a tertiary care centre in India

Authors

  • Divya Dahiya Department of General Surgery and Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • Kishore Abuji Department of General Surgery and Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • Akhilesh Kumar Yadav Department of General Surgery and Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • Cherring Tandup Department of General Surgery and Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • Arunanshu Behera Department of General Surgery and Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20212303

Keywords:

COVID-19, Surgical residents, General surgery training program

Abstract

COVID-19 was declared as a public health emergency of international interest on 30 January 2020; and as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.1 In order to minimise the spread and to optimize the health care resources Indian government announced national lock down with suspension of all routine hospital activities (outpatient clinics, routine surgeries) on March 24, 2020. Only emergency services were allowed along with diversion of all available resources to COVID centre.

Author Biography

Divya Dahiya, Department of General Surgery and Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

ADDITIONAL PROFESSOR

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Published

2021-05-28

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Editorial