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Implementing Nationwide Preparedness and Response Action plan for the Containment of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 Pandemic [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. 2020; 3(2): 179-180 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2020.25238

Implementing Nationwide Preparedness and Response Action plan for the Containment of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 Pandemic

Saurabh Shrivastava1, Prateek Shrivastava2
1Department of Community Medicine, Member of the Medical Education Unit and Institute Research Council, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth; Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth; Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

The ongoing global Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has become one of the biggest public health concerns of infectious origin affecting the entire world. Acknowledging the magnitude of the disease, rapid rise in the number of cases and geographical distribution, it is the need of the hour to strengthen preparedness activities and response action plan. In these emergency times, it is important to realize that not the health sector alone cannot make a difference unless other concerned sectors join hands together and work in a concerted and coordinated manner. The planned measures should also simultaneously target the strengthening of the case detection, prompt isolation, contact tracing, facilities for quarantine, and provision of appropriate care to the confirmed cases of the disease. In conclusion, the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing at a rapid pace with each day and this clearly highlights the fact that the preparedness and response activities need to be strengthened immensely. However, the success of the implemented measures and the eventual magnitude of the disease will be determined by the adoption of a multi-sectoral approach.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, quarantine, World Health Organization

Saurabh Shrivastava, Prateek Shrivastava. Implementing Nationwide Preparedness and Response Action plan for the Containment of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 Pandemic. anatol j fm. 2020; 3(2): 179-180

Corresponding Author: Saurabh Shrivastava, India
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