CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Digestive Endoscopy 2020; 11(01): 92-93
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1712339
Commentary

Kickstarting the Endoscopy Unit after Lockdown Period: Why, When, and How?

Zaheer Nabi
1  Department of Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
,
D. Nageshwar Reddy
1  Department of Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
› Author Affiliations
Financial Disclosure None.
  

Endoscopy is an aerosol-generating procedure which poses a high risk of transmission to the endoscopist. Consequently, only urgent and semiurgent endoscopic procedures are being performed since the dawn of the lockdown period. Curbing down the number is the need of the hour and not the choice. It is meant to prepare us to embrace the uncertain conditions in the postlockdown era. In addition, it would allow the judicious use of health care resources like personal protection equipment (PPE) and save them for a time when they are needed the most.

In the article, “Way forward: GI Endoscopy Work flow post Lockdown era,” the authors provide with a broad guidance on the strategies of stepwise resumption of endoscopy services in the postlockdown phase.



Publication History

Publication Date:
16 May 2020 (online)

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