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Impact of Second Wave of Coronavirus Disease-2019 on Indian Healthcare Workers

Abhilash Sasidharannair Chandrakumari, Shree Lakshmi Devi Singaravelu

Keywords : Coronavirus disease-2019, Healthcare workers, Health professions

Citation Information : Chandrakumari AS, Singaravelu SL. Impact of Second Wave of Coronavirus Disease-2019 on Indian Healthcare Workers. 2021; 4 (4):95-96.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03129

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 24-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Abstract

India had reported the first case of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) at the beginning of 2020. India successfully battled the first COVID-19 wave, but the second was a catastrophe. Globally, as of November 26, 2021, a total of 259 million confirmed cases and 5.183 million deaths have been reported, and India reported 34.5 million confirmed cases and 0.4 million deaths. Among the total population, the medical personnel, nurses, and healthcare workers (HCW) are being exposed to the increased risk of contracting deadly disease from this killer virus. There are no exact statistics about the number of COVID-19 deaths among healthcare professionals. According to Indian Medical Association, there were nearly 1,500 doctors, 128 nurses, and 200 HCWs lost their lives to the deadly virus in the country. The second wave of COVID-19 has given the lifetime opportunity for the policy makers and authorities to look into the healthcare system of the nation. Effective administration and intervention are vital in streamlining the control measures and curbing the COVID-19 surge.


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