Document Type: Perspective

Authors

1 Department of Urology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research, JNMC Campus, Belagavi-590010, Karnataka, India

2 Urinary Biomarkers Research Centre, Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi-590010, Karnataka, India

3 Department of General Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research, JNMC Campus, Belagavi-590010, Karnataka, India

4 University Law College & Department of Studies in Law, Bangalore University, Janana Bharati Banaglore, Karnataka, India

Abstract

The current coronavirus pandemic forces us to realize the significance of the careful utilization of financial and health-care resources. At the same time, it is important to ensure the ability of urologists to function through this crisis to provide essential and emergency services. With regards to urological procedures, a triage of non-emergent operations is hence recommended considering various disease-related factors. Case conduct should also be categorized based on the up-to-date information of the evolving national, regional and local conditions of this pandemic, as marked variation in these conditions can lead to significant differences in decision-making. Over the coming weeks and months, we are bound to face an increasingly difficult task of treating Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infected patients presenting with urological ailments. Instituting well-thought plans to perform the un-deferrable urological procedures and emergencies during this pandemic will go a long way in keeping the surgeons and health-care workers safe to perform essential duties.

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