Healthcare Resource Management and Pandemic Preparedness for COVID-19: A Single Centre Experience From Jodhpur, India

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India


Healthcare Resource Management and Pandemic Preparedness for COVID-19: A Single Centre Experience From Jodhpur, India


Main Subjects


Dear Editor,

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is overwhelming health resources, leading to critical shortages of healthcare workers (HCWs), space and supplies with serious implications for patient outcome.1 Developing countries with overburdened healthcare systems face a greater challenge.2 Hence, judicious utilization of healthcare resources and strategic planning are important to prevent spread of infection and maintain health-system resilience.3 ... (Read more...)


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Volume 9, Issue 11
November 2020
Pages 493-495
  • Receive Date: 21 May 2020
  • Revise Date: 10 June 2020
  • Accept Date: 10 June 2020
  • First Publish Date: 01 November 2020