COVID-19 A Health Professional's Perspective

Author(s): Subodh Kanchi, Padmaja Kanchi, Rakesh Kumar Jha , Nandkishor Bankar

Background: Despite the fact that the current Pandemic N-COVID-19 has passed, it has taken a toll on health-care providers all across the world. Due to its large population, India is one of the countries with the highest number of instances. As a result, we performed a knowledge, attitude, and practise survey. Hence we conducted a knowledge, attitude and practise study to prevent N COVID-19 among health care professionals themselves working in tertiary care hospitals of a Medical College.

Aim: To find out knowledge, attitude & practise regarding precautionary measures, awareness about COVID-19 and early attention to any respiratory ailment among health care providers.

Objectives: 1.To find out knowledge & practise of Precautionary measures followed by Health Care Providers in general, and specifically when suffering from any respiratory ailment. 2. Early medical attention to any respiratory ailment.Methodology:- A pre-structured validated proforma was prepared and administered in person to the participants. Total 203 health care providers from 2 tertiary care hospitals were participated in the study.

Conclusion: 1.We found out that, 86.61 % health care providers who were cleaning and disinfecting handled things while suffering from a respiratory infection sought medical help. 2. 72.41 % sought early medical attention and took precautionary measures when they had a respiratory infection. 3. 48.15 % had completed a corona virus awareness workshop and taken precautions while handling body parts. 4. 41.62 % sought early medical help while suffering from a respiratory infection and also completed a corona virus awareness programme. We can conclude that HCWs of our study, have knowledge of COVID-19 and most of them are taking necessary precautions.


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