Management of Stroke During COVID-19 Pandemic: The Challenges in Nepal.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected health care delivery globally. COVID-19 is associated with varied neurological manifestations including acute ischemic stroke. In densely populated South Asian nations like Nepal that have suboptimal baseline health care systems, we foresee unique challenges during this pandemic to ensure effective stroke management as well as the safety of health care workers involved in the management of stroke patients. Keywords: COVID-19; health care workers; safety; stroke management.
Authors: Subash Phuyal, Ritesh Lamsal, Gentle Sunder Shrestha, Raju Paudel, Lekhjung Thapa