Dr Abbas, Dr. Maimuna Tasneem, Dr Zara Ali
Aim: To assess the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the obstetrics and gynecology residency preparing program in Pakistan. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study designed to evaluate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the residency preparation program in obstetrics and gynecology in Pakistan. A 48-question online study was submitted and secretly completed by the occupants after tolerating informed consent. Greetings to the online study were sent to all Pakistani obstetrics and gynecology occupants. Those who were on maternity leave at the time of the survey were avoided. Our current research was conducted at Mayo Hospital, Lahore from March 2019 to February 2020. Residents received information about their regular pre-pandemic COVID-19 action, and to report the decrease in their clinical practice. They also received information on the psychological effects of COVID-19 on their clinical practice. Results: 939 Pakistani occupants in obstetrics and gynecology were welcomed for this synthesis study. Four hundred of them, 79 (53%), completed the study and were retained for the examination. 300 and 87 (82.5%) were female and 87 (19.9%) were male. The age of the occupants increased from 25 to 42 years. In 71.8% (343/479) of the cases, the occupants worked in a COVID-19 reference hospital. 100 and 84 out of 76 (38.6%) residents were tested by RT-PCR on examples of nasal and pharyngeal swabs, and of these 14/188 (7.6%) were positive for SARS VOC-2. Regarding the use of Personal Defense Equipment (PPE), 269 (57.3%) responded that they had obtained a satisfactory gadget, while 382 (78.7%) felt that they were very well informed about the anticipation and conventions of the Board of Directors. 300 and 31 occupants (67.8%) responded that they had supervised VIDOC-positive patients-19. For 54.7% of the occupants surveyed, the general readiness to move decreased mainly during the COVID-19 scourge. A decrease of 38% was observed in 32.6% of cases, while a total suspension of preparation was observed in 8.6% of cases. In 88.5% of cases, the decrease was caused by work reorganization. Nervousness about the future of the experts was the cause of 84% of the cases, and 58% of them felt that their preparation was irreversibly compromised. Conclusion: Among Pakistani occupants in obstetrics and gynecology, COVID-19 pandemic was related with a huge preparing weakness. Keywords: COVID-19 epidemic, obstetrics and gynecology, Pakistan.