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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 634-637

COVID-19 pandemic: Radiotherapy precautions and preparedness


Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Jai Prakash Agarwal
Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_405_20

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted healthcare delivery across the globe. Cancer patients are at a higher risk of acquiring this infection due to their immunosuppressed state. Timely care of patients while ensuring safety of healthcare workers is need of the hour. We list few precautionary measures that can be taken at all radiotherapy centres, during the pandemic to curb and combat the spread of this disease.


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