NATIONAL REHABILITATION FRAMEWORK- COVID-19 PERSPECTIVE: A NARRATIVE REVIEW

Authors

  • Nazia Mumtaz Riphah International University, Lahore Pakistan
  • Ghulam Saqulain Capital Hospital, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Muhammad Nadir Mumtaz Federal Board of Revenue, Islamabad Pakistan

Keywords:

COVID-19, Rehabilitation, SARS-CoV-2, Telehealth

Abstract

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.

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Published

07-08-2020

How to Cite

Mumtaz, N., Saqulain, G., & Mumtaz, M. N. (2020). NATIONAL REHABILITATION FRAMEWORK- COVID-19 PERSPECTIVE: A NARRATIVE REVIEW. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 70(1), S394–98. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/4939

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Review Articles