CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Ann Natl Acad Med Sci 2021; 57(03): 115-117
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1729774
Brief Report

Meeting the Challenge of COVID-19 Pandemic in Mental Health Care in a Tertiary-Care General Hospital in India

Mamta Sood
1  Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
,
Rakesh K. Chadda
1  Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Medical profession has proved its versatility in the adoption of many strategies to deal with the impact of COVID-19. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India is a large public funded medical school and general hospital in North India. Psychiatry department is one of the 42 departments at AIIMS. COVID-19 has impacted all the functions of the department: clinical care, teaching and training, research and other roles. In this communication, we report the strategies, simple yet effective improvisations to meet the challenges of COVID-19 so as to continue the basic functions of the discipline. This could serve as a model for continued functioning of a tertiary care teaching medical facility in a pandemic situation.



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Publikationsdatum:
09. Juni 2021 (online)

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