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TRIAGING OF NON-COVID SUSPECT OBSTETRIC POPULATION AT A TERTIARY HOSPITAL USING TRUENAT : OUR EXPERIENCE Nain Shilpi (DNB, FICOG), Singh Meenakshi, Puri Manju, Rai Yogita, Chaudhary Vidhi
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  • Shilpi Nain,
  • Meenakshi Singh,
  • Manju Puri,
  • Yogita Rai,
  • Vidhi Chaudhary
Shilpi Nain
Smt SK Hospital
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Meenakshi Singh
Smt SK Hospital
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Manju Puri
Smt SK Hospital
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Yogita Rai
Smt SK Hospital
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Vidhi Chaudhary
Smt SK Hospital
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Abstract

In a pandemic, where it is impossible to distinguish a pauci-symptomatic/asymptomatic patient, all must be regarded as potentially infected. The symptoms of COVID-19 are non-specific and cannot alone be used for screening. On detecting significant positive women in Non-covid suspect obstetric population led to change in strategies. Application of Truenat test for Covid screening in these asymptomatic obstetric patients on admission led to appropriate segregation of infective patients and avoided extra burden on RT-PCR lab. Our experience may be informative in re-adjusting the existing policies for other healthcare systems while setting up a mixed Covid- obstetric setting.