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Impact of lockdown on non-COVID-19 patients

Subhash Chander, Gaveshna Gargi, Amit Saini, Rakesh Chauhan.

Abstract
Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 pandemic gripped many nations and lockdowns were declared to limit its spread. During those harrowing lockdown times what happened to non-COVID patients has not been answered yet.

Objectives: In the present study, the authors have tried to study the impact of lockdown on the non-COVID patients.

Materials and Methods: It was a retrospective study conducted in a tertiary care institute. The impact of lockdown (March 24, 2020–May 31, 2020) on number of patients visiting outpatient department (OPD), admission, and deaths of non-COVID patients due to medical causes in wards of internal medicine and emergency was studied and compared with the corresponding period in 2019 (March 24, 2019–May 31, 2019).

Results: OPD numbers plummeted from 14,050 in 2019 to just 3916 during lockdown a reduction of 258.78%. The total admissions appreciated from 887 in 2019 to 959 during lockdown 2020 an increase of 8.11%. The rate of admission substantially surged from 6.31% in 2019 to 24.48% in lockdown. Death rate witnessed a marginal increase from 2.36% in 2019 to 3.64% during lockdown. Mortality from renal causes increased substantially from two cases in 2019 to 10 in lockdown an increase of 400%.

Conclusion: The research points out that during lockdown times OPD numbers plummeted significantly and admission rate of non-COVID patients showed an upward trend. A slight insignificant increase of in hospital mortality rate of non-COVID patients was also noted. These observations point out that non-COVID patients received due medical care during lockdown 2020.

Key words: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2; Lockdown; Non-COVID


 
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Chander S, Gargi G, Saini A, Chauhan R. Impact of lockdown on non-COVID-19 patients. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2020; 9(10): 580-583. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.11172202001122020


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Chander S, Gargi G, Saini A, Chauhan R. Impact of lockdown on non-COVID-19 patients. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2020; 9(10): 580-583. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.11172202001122020



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Chander S, Gargi G, Saini A, Chauhan R. Impact of lockdown on non-COVID-19 patients. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2020), [cited July 02, 2021]; 9(10): 580-583. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.11172202001122020



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Chander, S., Gargi, . G., Saini, . A. & Chauhan, . R. (2020) Impact of lockdown on non-COVID-19 patients. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 9 (10), 580-583. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.11172202001122020



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Chander, Subhash, Gaveshna Gargi, Amit Saini, and Rakesh Chauhan. 2020. Impact of lockdown on non-COVID-19 patients. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 9 (10), 580-583. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.11172202001122020



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Chander, Subhash, Gaveshna Gargi, Amit Saini, and Rakesh Chauhan. "Impact of lockdown on non-COVID-19 patients." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 9 (2020), 580-583. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.11172202001122020



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Chander, Subhash, Gaveshna Gargi, Amit Saini, and Rakesh Chauhan. "Impact of lockdown on non-COVID-19 patients." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 9.10 (2020), 580-583. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.11172202001122020



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Chander, S., Gargi, . G., Saini, . A. & Chauhan, . R. (2020) Impact of lockdown on non-COVID-19 patients. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 9 (10), 580-583. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2020.11172202001122020





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