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CONTEMPORARY REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-60

Guidelines of physiotherapy management in acute care of COVID-19 at dedicated COVID center in Mumbai


1 Physiotherapy School and Centre, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Ch Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Physiotherapy School and Centre, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, LTM General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Chest Medicine, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Ch Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
5 Department of Internal Medicine, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Ch Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
6 Department of General Surgery, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Ch Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Chhaya V Verma
Physiotherapy School and Centre, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Ch Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/PJIAP.PJIAP_33_20

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Coronavirus disease also referred to as COVID-19 is an infectious disease which is highly communicable. The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. In India, Maharashtra is one of the worst impacted states and Mumbai has emerged as a hotspot. There is a nationwide lockdown imposed, and there are several containment zones in Mumbai to make sure that the virus does not spread any further. With increase in the number of admissions in intensive care unit, there is a need to define the role of a physiotherapist in the current scenario of a pandemic. The aim of this article is to provide guidelines for clinical practice, as well as to safeguard the health of COVID duty-assigned physiotherapists in acute care setup.


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