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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-119

Reconfiguring the Health Sector Response to the Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pandemic


1 Member of the Medical Education Unit and Institute Research Council, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Tiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District - 603 108, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/JIHS.JIHS_19_20

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The ongoing coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to overwhelm the health care delivery system of the affected nations. It was indeed challenging that the daily caseload in these nations was so high that the whole health system was outstretched and still hundreds of people kept losing their lives to the infection. In-fact, the nations were not left with any other option than to impose a strict lockdown with a primary intention to give some time for the health system to prepare themselves. In order to ensure that the disease is effectively contained, it is important to reconfigure the entire response of the health sector to the disease so that we can prevent the overwhelming of the health care system. In conclusion, the effective containment of the COVID-19 pandemic will essentially require the complete reconfiguration of the response of the health sector and capacity building activities. In-fact, all the nations should prepare themselves for the worst scenario and be ready to deal with the sudden upsurge in the number of cases


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