Cancer Patients Treatment Management during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Single Center Experience at Bharatpur, Nepal
Yadav Ajay Kumar1,2*, Gnawali Suman2, Chapagain Dipak3, Yadav Dipesh Kumar4 and Gangbiao Yuan1
1Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China
2Department of Radio-Diagnosis, Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
3Department of Pathology, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
4Department of Medical Record, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: Yadav Ajay Kumar, Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China.
June 01, 2021; Published: July 13, 2021
Since last December 2019, there is panic situation all over the world due to COVID-19 pandemic. Due to highly infectious nature of SARS-CoV-2, all other non-communicable diseases treatment is directly affected in most of the hospitals. Most hospitals in epidemic
region reduced the non-emergency treatments and other supportive services. Our country Nepal is also vigorously infected by COVID-
19. Before recovering from first wave of that epidemic, there is second wave ofSARS-CoV-2 with double and triple mutant virus
which one seems more dangerous than the previous. We are still facing the more panic situation of this epidemic. As a result, it is difficult
to manage treatment of cancer patients in hospital in time, which adversely affects the prognosis. To overcome from that issue,
our cancer center develops a strategic plan to continue the treatment of patients and at the same time prevention is also important
for medical staffs, non-infected patients and visitors. In our study, we included that how our cancer center made a plan to continue
treatment of cancer patients, preventive major to hospital staffs and preventive major to visitors with patients. We concluded that
adding RT-PCR screening facility and separate COVID isolation ward including all preventive majors regarding COVID-19 to our hospital,
makes more impact on cancer patients treatment management during COVID-19 pandemic.
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