Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2021, Pages 150 - 154

COVID-19 Pandemic: Need of the Hour – A Course Correction, Restructuring & Review of our Policies – An Indian Perspective

Authors
K. Vishak Acharya*, ORCID, Bhaskaran Unnikrishnan, Priya Rathi, A Shreenivasa
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
*Corresponding author. Email: vishak.acharya@manipal.edu
Corresponding Author
K. Vishak Acharya
Received 1 September 2020, Accepted 4 December 2020, Available Online 21 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.201215.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
COVID-19 pandemic; health policies; lockdown; surveillance; India
Abstract

The world stunned by a pandemic of such cataclysmic scale is reeling under the joint burden of health impact unleashed by the diseases and the strain on the economy. Glaring shortfalls and inconsistencies in strategies to combat the pandemic have surfaced worldwide irrespective of the country’s economic and health care status. The responses have vacillated from mute to drastic. Gaps in health preparedness coupled with administrative tardiness, lack of co-ordination and foresight has heightened the impact of pandemic. Coordinated holistic approach with structured policies in place is the need of the hour. Surveillance and epidemiological models to predict the unpredictable and preempt the backlash will dictate our future successes and failures in this protracted fight against the pandemic. This article attempts to review the present status of health policy on COVID in general and with specific reference to India and their outcome thus far. We also propose a simple and practical framework on which a decisive, well-knit, reliable and acceptable policy can be framed.

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Journal
Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
Volume-Issue
11 - 2
Pages
150 - 154
Publication Date
2020/12/21
ISSN (Online)
2210-6014
ISSN (Print)
2210-6006
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.201215.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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