COVID – 19 pandemic had
profound impact on the health care system which came
to a collapse on every front. We aimed to study the
change in number of patients in the Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology in MGM hospital,
Methods: It is retrospective, observational study which
was done over a period of 18 months including pre
pandemic, pandemic and post pandemic phases wherein
the number of OPD and IPD patients and Number of the
emergency services were compared.
Findings: OPD patient load decreased by 73.2% during
the pandemic phase as compared to the pre pandemic
era and couldn’t gain the original count of the pre
pandemic phase even after the pandemic was over.
Patients with gynecological complaints decreased
significantly and the total confinements reduced by
66.4%. The second trimester abortions showed a relative
increase in the pandemic phase. Also the ANC patient
load showed a decreasing trend however the majority of
OPD or emergency patients were ANC.
In total the COVID 19 pandemic adversely affected
the total patient load at a tertiary health care center in
this case the MGM Hospital, Aurangabad.