Challenges in the delivery of critical care in India during the COVID-19 pandemic
Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Coronavirus disease 2019 cases in India continue to increase and are expected to peak over the next few weeks. Based on some projection models, India is expected to have more than 10 million cases by September 2020. The spectrum of disease can vary from mild upper respiratory tract symptoms to life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome and multi-organ failure requiring intensive care. Even if less than 5% of patients require critical care services, this will still rapidly overwhelm the healthcare system in a country, where intensive care services and resources are scarce and unevenly distributed. In this perspective article, we highlight the critical care preparedness of India for the pandemic and the associated challenges.
Tirupakuzhi Vijayaraghavan, Bharath Kumar; Nainan Myatra, Sheila; Mathew, Meghena; and Lodh, Nirmalyo, "Challenges in the delivery of critical care in India during the COVID-19 pandemic" (2021). Open Access archive. 2411.