Caring Cancer Patients While Living With COVID-19: An Experience of a Tertiary Cancer Care Center

  • Murari Man Shrestha Division of Preventive Oncology Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Hari Prasad Dhakal Department of Pathology and laboratory Medicine, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Banita Gurung Department of Pathology and laboratory Medicine, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Sajin Rajbhandary Department of Medical Oncology, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Sachin Shakya Department of Medical Oncology, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Ranish Shrestha Department of Medical Oncology, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Sumitra Gurung Department of Pathology and laboratory Medicine, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Bishwash Sharma Department of Medical Oncology, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Lahar Maya Bhasinka Department of Nursing Services, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Sampurna Tuladhar Department of Surgical Oncology, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur
  • Neeraj Joshi Department of Medical Oncology, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Sunita Maleku Amatya Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Kapendra Shekhar Amayta Department of Surgical Oncology, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Bharatpur
  • Saroj Prakash Chataut Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Bijesh Raj Ghimire Department of Medical Oncology, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
  • Sudip Shrestha Department of Medical Oncology, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur
Keywords: Quarantine, Isolation, COVID-19, Cancer

Abstract

COVID-19 has emerged as a serious public health crisis of 21st century affecting millions of people around the world. First identified in Wuhan China, COVID-19 has spread globally claiming millions of human life and suffering. The Government of Nepal (GoN) has accelerated control measures through mass media, laboratory testing, quarantine, isolation and treatment of COVID patients in designated hospitals. With rapid spread of COVID-19, the government owned as well as the private hospitals and health institutions across the nation face a great challenge to contain the spread of the novel virus. Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center (NCHRC) has been managing uninterrupted treatment services to cancer patients since the beginning of spread of COVID-19 in Nepal. Early planning and preparedness has been crucial to ensure patient care in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020-10-04
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Shrestha, M., Dhakal, H., Gurung, B., Rajbhandary, S., Shakya, S., Shrestha, R., Gurung, S., Sharma, B., Bhasinka, L., Tuladhar, S., Joshi, N., Amatya, S., Amayta, K., Chataut, S., Ghimire, B., & Shrestha, S. (2020). Caring Cancer Patients While Living With COVID-19: An Experience of a Tertiary Cancer Care Center. Nepalese Journal of Cancer, 4(1), 51-60. https://doi.org/10.3126/njc.v4i1.31778
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