WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health

PERSPECTIVE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 36--40

Redesigning routine antenatal care in low-resource settings during the COVID-19 pandemic


Rinchen Zangmo, Archana Kumari, Deepali Garg, K Aparna Sharma 
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Archana Kumari
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India

Obstetric care, because of the unique and varying needs specific to different patients, requires special consideration in times of a pandemic such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Health care facilities providing obstetric care need to develop contingency plans for minimizing antenatal visits to limit the exposure of both healthy pregnant women and care providers to the virus. However, to mitigate any potential adverse effects of reduced antenatal visits, intelligent use of evolving telemedicine capabilities can protect the continuum of care despite the overwhelming burden caused by the pandemic. A collaborative work model involving health workers in the community and regional-level health centres also has the potential to prevent the catastrophic collapse of obstetric care services during a pandemic such as the COVID-19 pandemic.


How to cite this article:
Zangmo R, Kumari A, Garg D, Sharma K A. Redesigning routine antenatal care in low-resource settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.WHO South-East Asia J Public Health 2021;10:36-40


How to cite this URL:
Zangmo R, Kumari A, Garg D, Sharma K A. Redesigning routine antenatal care in low-resource settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO South-East Asia J Public Health [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 24 ];10:36-40
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