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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 638-640

An advisory by the association of radiation oncologists of India for radiation therapy patients and staff among COVID 19 pandemic


1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Radiation Oncology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Radiation Oncology, Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Radiation Oncology, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Bhatinda, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Kaustav Talapatra
Department of Radiation Oncology , Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_687_20

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Covid19 has become a major public health problem in India and the rest of the world. The dramatic rise in the incidence of COVID 19 cases has severely challenged our healthcare system and forced us to work with limited infrastructure, resources, and workforce. However, even in this time of adversity, we as oncologists cannot neglect the seriousness of cancer care and the utmost attention it requires for the timely management of our patients. Hence, the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India has come up with an advisory for radiation therapy keeping in mind such aspects.


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