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Roadblocks in the Delivery of Cancer Care in India during COVID Pandemic

Prerana Nagabhushana, Vanita Suri, Subhash C Saha

Keywords : Ca cervix, Ca ovary, Cancer, Cancer cervix, Chemotherapy, Malignancy, Mortality, Ovarian carcinoma, Rural, Screening

Citation Information : Nagabhushana P, Suri V, Saha SC. Roadblocks in the Delivery of Cancer Care in India during COVID Pandemic. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2021; 13 (5):351-352.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1966

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


The coronavirus disease (COVID) pandemic has impacted the health sector in massive proportions. Perhaps the worst affected aspect is that of oncological care. Cancer patients continue to suffer silently due to nonavailability of consultations and shortage of operating rooms. We need to brace ourselves for the impact of this backlog of nearly 18 months of neglected care of such patients.

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