Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice

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Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155--157

Challenges of non-COVID-19 patients with chronic illness during the pandemic


Debi Ann Abraham1, Thangavel Mahalingam Vijayakumar2, Muhasaparur Ganesan Rajanandh1 
1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pharmacy Practice, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Muhasaparur Ganesan Rajanandh
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
Dr. Thangavel Mahalingam Vijayakumar
Department of Pharmacy Practice, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu
India

Challenges faced by non-COVID-19 patients with chronic illness are limitless during the lockdown period. These patients are mostly immunocompromised and vulnerable to infection. The worst affected would be chronic disease patients with lower household income. Patients' fear of approaching medical facilities and also travel restrictions limit the patients to reach the healthcare team, and either of this leads to poor health outcome. Frequent communication with chronic disease patients by healthcare professionals is a key to encourage the patients to be adherent to the medications and manage their disease conditions.


How to cite this article:
Abraham DA, Vijayakumar TM, Rajanandh MG. Challenges of non-COVID-19 patients with chronic illness during the pandemic.J Res Pharm Pract 2020;9:155-157


How to cite this URL:
Abraham DA, Vijayakumar TM, Rajanandh MG. Challenges of non-COVID-19 patients with chronic illness during the pandemic. J Res Pharm Pract [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 5 ];9:155-157
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