NATIONAL REHABILITATION FRAMEWORK- COVID-19 PERSPECTIVE: A NARRATIVE REVIEW
Keywords:COVID-19, Rehabilitation, SARS-CoV-2, Telehealth
Pakistan’s fragile health care system’ response to COVID-19, will eventually come under public health rehabilitation oriented forensic analysis. Pakistan’s health care system is deficient both in terms of manpower and resources. Following the acute respiratory phase of COVID-19, rehabilitation of sequelae & complications is essential. The aim of this study is to highlight the need of a National Rehabilitation Framework in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic to provide rapid, safe and efficient rehabilitation services. For this purpose, we conducted a narrative review with search of major databases for published literature for studies with Keywords “COVID-19, Rehabilitation, Sequelae, Telehealth and combination of words”. After screening of 210 articles, 30 full text, English articles and news were utilized.