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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.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 24-12-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).
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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