Cutting back on surgeries during Covid-19

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  • Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical centre (UKMMC) consultant ENT surgeon Prof Dr Marina Mat Baki (sitting) conducting a surgical simulation with plastic coveralls to practise preventing aerosolisation in an aerosol-generating procedure (AGP) for Covid-19 patients, assisted by the writer. — Photos: Dr HARDIP SINGH GENDEH

The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 has caused a shift in the delivery of healthcare, both nationwide and across the globe.

This is especially due to the fact that this new coronavirus spreads easily through close contact with an infected person, including via the respiratory droplets generated when this person coughs or sneezes.

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