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28 million elective surgeries may be cancelled worldwide: how non-COVID-19 medical care is suffering

Surgeries around the world are being cancelled due to the pandemic. Image: Unsplash/Jafar Ahmed

Emma Charlton

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COVID-19 is causing a surgery backlog that will take many months to clear. Image: CovidSurg

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Cancelled operations due to COVID-19's strain on healthcare services. Image: CovidSurg
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