Progress with the pandemic: Australia, India and Singapore

15th February 2021


The Covid -19 pandemic has paralysed the running of Health Services across the world this past year. As a result, we have had to make swift decisions regarding prioritising treatments for patients with cancer, coronary heart disease and other urgent surgical conditions. Training has been severely jeopardised, and examinations postponed, conducted in a virtual platform or with strict social distancing without patient contact. The roll out of vaccines across the world has been variable and the messaging regarding the efficacy of these vaccines has been hard for the public to understand. The panel for this webinar from Australia, India and Singapore will discuss the progress made under the circumstances in their respective countries.

This session will be broadcast live at 09:00 GMT and will include a live Q&A where you can put your questions to the full panel. At 19:00 GMT we'll repeat the session showing a recording of the mornings presentations and this will be followed by a live Q&A where you can put your questions and comments to Mr Pala Rajesh, Vice President RCSEd.


Our panellists include:

  • Mr Pala Rajesh (Chair)
    Vice President, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
  • Prof Jonathan Serpell (Australia)
    Professor and Director of General Surgery at The Alfred Hospital, Australia.
  • Professor Sudha Seshayyan (India)
    Vice Chancellor, The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India.
  • Associate Professor Kenneth Mak (Singapore)
    Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Singapore.


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