Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

COVID-19 GUIDELINES
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 195--200

Surgical practice recommendations for minimal access surgeons during COVID 19 pandemic – Indian inter-society directives

Amit Srivastava1, Amrit Manik Nasta2, Bhupinder Singh Pathania3, Easwaramoorthy Sundaram4, Kalpesh V Jani5, Kanagavel Manickavasagam6, Krishna Asuri7, Pawanindra Lal8, Ramen G Goel2, Tamonas Chaudhari9, Virinder Kumar Bansal7 
1 Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Srivastava Hospital, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Center of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Surgery, ASCOMS Medical College and Hospital, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Lotus Hospital, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Department of Minimal Access Surgery, VIGOS Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
6 Department of General, Gastrointestinal and Minimal Access Surgery, St. Isabel's Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
7 Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
8 Department of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi; Departement of General Surgery, Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India
9 Department of Surgery, Burdwan Medical College, Bardhaman, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kanagavel Manickavasagam
Department of General, Gastrointestinal and Minimal Access Surgery, St. Isabel's Hospital, 49, Oliver Road, Chennai - 600 004, Tamil Nadu
India

These are inter-society guidelines for performance of laparoscopic surgery during COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the way of surgical practice. The safety of healthcare workers and patients is being challenged. It is prudent that our surgical practice should adapt to this rapidly changing health environment. The guidance issued is based on global practices and national governmental directives. The Inter-Society Group urges you to be updated with the developing situation and evolving changes.


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Srivastava A, Nasta AM, Pathania BS, Sundaram E, Jani KV, Manickavasagam K, Asuri K, Lal P, Goel RG, Chaudhari T, Bansal VK. Surgical practice recommendations for minimal access surgeons during COVID 19 pandemic – Indian inter-society directives.J Min Access Surg 2020;16:195-200


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Srivastava A, Nasta AM, Pathania BS, Sundaram E, Jani KV, Manickavasagam K, Asuri K, Lal P, Goel RG, Chaudhari T, Bansal VK. Surgical practice recommendations for minimal access surgeons during COVID 19 pandemic – Indian inter-society directives. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 12 ];16:195-200
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