COVID-19: The situation in Peru and managing radiotherapy patients

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Published: 17 Apr 2020
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Dr. Gustavo Sarria – Presidente en Sociedad de Radioterapia del Peru, Lima, Peru

Dr Gustavo Sarria speaks to ecancer about the COVID-19 pandemic in Peru and how he is managing radiotherapy patients.

He initially explains what the current state of the pandemic is in Peru, with a focus on the effect in Lima, which holds a third of the country's population.

Dr Sarria then provides important information on the best ways to manage radiotherapy patients, including protective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in this setting, and also some of the national guidelines that they are following.

He ends with a final message to colleagues worldwide, supporting the need for good communication, and use tele-communication facilities to manage healthcare during this time.