Post Covid return to surgical practice - India, Malaysia and Singapore

24th August 2020


There has been a steady decline in the number of COVID infections in several countries across the world. Governments, after careful monitoring, have begun easing lockdown, movement restriction orders, and curfews as economic recovery becomes an important focus. We are conscious about spikes in various cities especially in India, and this makes it all the more difficult to make decisions regarding returning to surgical provision in countries with large populations and overstretched Health Services.

We are joined by a panel from India, Malaysia and Singapore who are in the front line grappling with this difficult decision. They will share their experiences about how they have handled going back to provide surgical services in their countries.


Our panellists include:

  • Mr Pala Rajesh, RCSEd Vice-President.
  • Dr Pawanindra Lal, Director Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.
  • Mr Sivakumar Krishnasamy, Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Dr Harish Mithiran, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, National University Hospital, NUHS, Singapore.


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