Covid -19 Pandemic and Surgery – A “New Normal”

Tayyaba Batool

  • Tayyaba Batool Department of Paediatric Surgery National Institute of Child Health Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) Karachi


The advent of the year 2020 startled the world with fatal Covid-19. The Corona virus seeped into the lives of human kind and shifted the world’s paradigm in personal, social, ethical and emotional milieu. There was difficulty in understanding the implications of the virus on the health care workers (HCWs), until the time the disease has started treating them fatally too. Initially the virus struck patients were seen in emergency room and outpatient clinics and elective surgeries were being performed as routine. With the surge of the viral load, outpatient clinics as well as routine surgeries began to shut down due to the ratio of health care workers contracting the disease started escalating……………………