Published: 2021-05-28

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

Divya Dahiya, Kishore Abuji, Akhilesh Kumar Yadav, Cherring Tandup, Arunanshu Behera


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.


COVID-19, Surgical residents, General surgery training program

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