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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 5092-5102

From quarantine room: Physician perspective

Bawaskar Hospital and Clinical Research Center, Mahad Raigad, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Himmatrao Saluba Bawaskar
Bawaskar Hospital and Clinical Research Center, Mahad Raigad 402 301, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_896_20

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This write-up is a brief reflection of a rural doctor couple, Dr. Himmatrao Saluba Bawaskar (HSB) and Dr. Pramodini Himmatrao Bawaskar (PHB), working in the remote area of Maharashtra state of India during COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, rural doctors are routinely exposed to symptomatic COVID-positive cases in the outpatient as well as indoor setting. The authors, both husband and wife, were in compulsory quarantine for twice at home and experienced social stigmas attached to a positive case. Here is a report the details of COVID-19 pattern and its management learned from the published scientific papers on COVID-19, and severe acute respiratory syndrome due to SARS-CoV-2 from December 2019 and their own experience in rural setting and the current literature shared in the form of personal narration. Apart from the personal experience of patients experience regarding quarantine period, COVID-19 is discussed in detail for the benefit of rural practitioners.

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