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| Published: June 25, 2020

Health care workers’ deaths from COVID-19 in India: What can we learn?

Dr. Rajeev Jayadevan

Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist & Deputy Medical Director, Sunrise Group of Hospitals, Kochi, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Prof. Sanju George

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Rajagiri School of Behavioural Science and Research, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Rajagiri P. O., Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.126/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.126

ABSTRACT

COVID–19 is the worst global pandemic of recent times. Health care workers (HCWs) are at increased risk of contracting this infection. However, many of these cases could have been prevented if adequate safety precautions had been taken by the individual himself/herself and the hospital. In this paper, we briefly look at what is known about COVID-19 infections and deaths among HCWs in India and will then provide guidance on what HCWs themselves and hospitals can do to reduce the risk of infections and deaths among HCWs.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.126/20200802

10.25215/0802.126

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020