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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 15-23

Consensus statement – suggested recommendations for acute stroke management during the COVID-19 pandemic: Expert group on behalf of the indian stroke association

1 Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
3 Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
4 Department of Neurology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
5 Department of Neurology, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
6 Department of Neurology, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozikhode, Kerala, India
7 Department of Neurosciences, Ramesh Group of Hospitals, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
8 Department of Neurology, NH Mazumdar Shah Medical Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
9 Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai, India
10 Department of Neurology, Zydus Hospitals, B.J.Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
11 Department of Neurology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Rohit Bhatia
Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_302_20

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The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 is a global public health emergency. This has led to challenges for healthcare facilities to optimally manage other important medical emergencies. Stroke is an important public health emergency with significant mortality and morbidity. Timely treatment of acute stroke is critical to prevent disability. The current expert consensus statement on behalf of the Indian Stroke Association outlines the issues and suggestions related to the management of stroke during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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