Covid-19 Crisis: Tackle Through Paradigm Shift Focus from Tertiary Care to Primary Care

Authors

  • Meetika Pahuja1 , Ashutosh2 , Shivanjali3 , Nisha Rani Yadav4 , Meena Jain5 , Akanksha Monga4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i11.11359

Keywords:

covid-19, coronavirus, pandemic,prevention, primary health care

Abstract

To stress upon the primary level of prevention in fighting against the deadly Coronavirus(2019-nCoV)
infection rather than tertiary care to increase the survival rate by stopping the spread of the pandemic and
also this article describes elements of design of strengthening primary health care that is strengthening
the health care delivery at the grass root level so as to decrease the burden of tertiary care in India. A
Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in Wuhan city of China capable of causing life threatening
respiratory illness declared as a pandemic by WHO and has become a global fear among the community
and healthcare professionals in 2020.All recent articles were given the priority, though the information on
primary prevention focusing on delivering primary health care is in scarcity. An honest attempt to write a
narrative review is made. The lack of prevention campaigns led to the increase in the dearth rate worldwide
as the healthcare facility or tertiary care was incapable to handle such pandemic as great infrastructure is
required. India is nonetheless different from other countries affected by COVID -19, as it is a developing
nation and contributing just 5.3% of GDP to the health sector. Therefore, by strengthening robust primary
health care delivery system in India can combat this pandemic.

Author Biography

Meetika Pahuja1 , Ashutosh2 , Shivanjali3 , Nisha Rani Yadav4 , Meena Jain5 , Akanksha Monga4

Assistant Professor, MDS in Public Health Dentistry, 2Associate Professor, MDS in Orthodontics, Subharti Dental,
College, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, India, 3
Associate Professor, MDS in Public Health
Dentistry, 4Assistant Professor, MDS in Public Health Dentistry, Manav Rachna Dental College,MRIIRS, India,
5Associate Professor, MDS in Public Health Dentistry, Manav, Rachna Dental College, MRIIRS, India

Published

2020-10-21

How to Cite

Meetika Pahuja1 , Ashutosh2 , Shivanjali3 , Nisha Rani Yadav4 , Meena Jain5 , Akanksha Monga4. (2020). Covid-19 Crisis: Tackle Through Paradigm Shift Focus from Tertiary Care to Primary Care. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(11), 126-135. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i11.11359