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Delivering Pediatric Oncology services during a COVID-19 Pandemic in India
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  • Rachna Seth,
  • Gargi Das,
  • Kanwaljeet Kaur,
  • Mohanaraj R,
  • Prasanth Siri,
  • Abdul M,
  • Piali Mandal,
  • Debasish Sahoo,
  • Tincy Thomas,
  • Meenakshi Raina,
  • Aditya Gupta,
  • Jagdish Meena
Rachna Seth
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Gargi Das
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Kanwaljeet Kaur
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Mohanaraj R
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Prasanth Siri
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Abdul M
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Piali Mandal
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Debasish Sahoo
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Tincy Thomas
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Meenakshi Raina
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Aditya Gupta
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Jagdish Meena
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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Abstract

The pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19 is having a serious impact on pediatric patients with cancer. Social distancing, self-quarantining and nationwide lockdown have resulted in restricted movements of patients and families across the country. This has made the optimum management of children with cancer difficult. In this clinical perspective, we discuss the issues related to COVID-19 and pediatric cancer and how we have attempted to optimize the treatment for our patients using telemedicine, reorganizing the day care services, triaging our patients and modifying their treatment plans, partnered with the NGOs and local medical centres to provide care to our patients.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

25 May 2020Submitted to Pediatric Blood & Cancer
25 May 2020Assigned to Editor
25 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
04 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Accept