Thromboprophylaxis – A neglected front in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 in Pakistan

Mohammad Ammad Ud Din, Abdul Basit Shah Vardag, Faiz Anwer

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique challenge, testing healthcare systems at a global level. The primary objective of healthcare facilities in these dire circumstances has been to treat the respiratory failure associated with viral pneumonia. However, a growing amount of literature has started to emphasise the importance of a well-rounded approach and has shed light on the various other manifestations of the disease. Amongst these significant manifestations is the risk of thrombotic events and the need for appropriate thromboprophylaxis in hospitalised patients in order to reduce patient morbidity and mortality. However, in developing nations such as Pakistan, where there has been striking lack of basic healthcare provisions at government facilities, the necessity of thromboprophylaxis is currently being overlooked.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-15
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Oncology and Haematology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020


  • Anticoagulation
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus
  • Heparin
  • Thromboprophylaxis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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