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| Published: March 31, 2021

Pandemic Handling Competence of Healthcare System: A Qualitative Study

Abhishek P R Nadiga

Research Scholar, Department of Pharmacology, JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore, Karnataka, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nityashree K L

Research Scholar, Department of Clinical Psychology, JSS hospital and medical college, Karnataka, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, K L Krishna

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.149/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.149

ABSTRACT

Background: Covid-19 pandemic situation is showing its impact day by day, by drastic increase in the number of positive cases worldwide. The presence of the pathogen and fear of its spread changed the entire economy of the world upside down. India draws attention to the challenges affecting the health care system of the world’s second most populous country. Although substantial achievement of population health in India. The health outcome remains inadequate when India is compared with other countries. Health care is far from equitable, accountable, or affordable, the health system in India needs to be reconfigured in its commitments are to provide optimum benefits to the people. Objective: To investigate the condition of healthcare system during covid-19 pandemic. Method: An exploratory design along with qualitative analysis using grounded theory approach was conducted on 35 samples with random sampling technique. Results: overall results indicate that, the health care system is providing good support in criteria like, private practices, insurance, infrastructure, labs and testing, availability of medicines. But, to improve its support and stand by in criteria like, doctor’s economy, availability of nurses and house keepers, staff safety measures, availability of PPE kits, availability of doctors, conduction of surgical processes, availability of consumables, disposables and capital equipment like gloves, masks, syringe etc. Conclusion: This study upholds the benefits and drawbacks of health care system in different criteria of its own, regardless of private or government sectors.

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K L Krishna @ klkrishna@jssuni.edu.in

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.149/20210901

10.25215/0901.149

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021