Re-Opening Small Medical Services Safely

Re-Opening Small Medical Services Safely

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.2344 11 41 14-15 Volume 9 - Jul 2020

Abstract

There are more than five million confirmed cases and more than three hundred thousand deaths of COVID-19 in the world. Most governments adopted strategies such as social isolation and lock-down to prevent an uncontrolled spread of the disease. In this scenario, most elective medical procedures have been postponed. As the peak in the number of cases falls behind, we need to work on a staged exit strategy to carrying out non-urgent procedures. This paper´s main goal is to make recommendations for reopening medical offices and for the reintroduction of elective procedures.

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, Elective Surgeries

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