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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 83-92

A multipronged strategy operationalized to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in India


1 Department of Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bijit Biswas
Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Phulwarisharif, Patna - 801 507, Bihar
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/bbrj.bbrj_138_20

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Background: COVID-19 is an ongoing largest public health emergency of the 21st century. India is effectively controlling the pandemic by taking bold and stringent steps right from the beginning of the pandemic. This article aimed to formulate a multipronged strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Method: We have gone through websites of World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Indian Council of Medical Research, and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Government of India to avail updated information on COVID-19. Result: We found that there may be three pillars of this COVID-19 pandemic management, namely public health measures, diagnostic and testing, and hospital and health care. These pillars should be aimed to achieve three primary goals, namely containment, capacity building, and recovery. For India, gradual relaxation in lockdown with social distancing and personal and environmental hygiene measures must be the more suitable exit plan.


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