Return to Work in Post COVID Phase in India: Media Reports Compilations
Keywords:COVID, Policy, resuming work
Summary: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India (MOHFW, GOI) has published
guidelines on preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19 in workplace settings to respond in a
timely and effective manner for detection and control of COVID-19 cases. It was first published on 17th
March with subsequent revision on 15thApril; 18thMay and in June 2020. Despite timely and efficient
implementation of the guidelines; there was a steep rise in COVID cases. This article attempts to review
those guidelines holistically; to identify the gaps in them and the challenges in their implementation.
This study will address shortcomings in the guidelines and what can be done to rectify these shortcomings.
There is a need for strengthening of current monitoring and evaluation system/ mechanism along with the
provision of public health insurance.